Microalgae's prospects in attaining sustainable economic and environmental development

Angela Paul Peter, Guo Yong Yew, Doris Ying Ying Tang, Apurav Krishna Koyande, Kit Wayne Chew, Pau Loke Show

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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been part of much worldwide cooperation in engineering design, nutrients production that contributes towards a better and more sustainable future. This review intends to uncover a potential renewable source that could significantly contribute to various goals under the SDGs. The prospects of algae tackling the socio-ecological, economic, and environmental issues faced globally are discussed, along with approaches of algae that can be utilized to achieve many of the SDGs are reviewed and discussed. Moreover, the recent trends in terms of engineering application that co-relate to novel algae-based technology has also been included. Apart from that, algae have high oil content which is suitable for producing affordable and clean energy, which can be used for biofuels or electricity generation. The promising characteristics of algae will lead to its global acceptance and utilization for sustainability to help create a better world.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)18-27
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Biotechnology
StatePublished - 20 Sep 2022


  • Algae
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Fuel
  • Industry
  • Sustainable


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