Versatility of the humble seaweed in biomanufacturing

Ditchburn, Jae-Llane ORCID logo ORCID: and Carballeira, Carlos Brais (2019) Versatility of the humble seaweed in biomanufacturing. Procedia Manufacturing, 32 . pp. 87-94.

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Seaweeds are important marine organisms that have diverse biological characteristics. Seaweed is traditional food in Japanese and East Asian cultures and is used in the production of fertilizers and applications in the cosmetic industry. Recently, the contributions of seaweed to biomanufacturing have increased due to technological advances and its environmentally friendly products. Moreover, the unique properties of seaweed include the ability to form and control intracellular opalescence. The increasing importance of sustainability in industrial processes drives society to use seaweed as a model organism in biomanufacturing. Nevertheless, further understanding of seaweed biology, culture and scaling-up methods is required. The objective of this study is to emphasize the multiple uses of seaweed which may be beneficial and environmentally friendly.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Procedia Manufacturing
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 2351-9789
Departments: Academic Departments > Science, Natural Resources & Outdoor Studies (SNROS) > STEM
Additional Information: Paper presented at the 12th International Conference 'Interdisciplinarity in Engineering' (INTER-ENG 2018), 4-5 October 2018, Romania (see This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( Jae-Llane Ditchburn is a Lecturer in Molecular Biology at the University of Cumbria, UK.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2018 10:45
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2024 09:00


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