About The Author

Wenguang Zhou is a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Bioproducts and Bioengineering. He has over 10 years of active research experience in molecular biology, biomass utilization, and fermentative conversion. His present research is heavily involved in algae to fuel R&D programs including algae strain development, mass cultivation of algae on freshwater and wastewaters, development of photobioreactors, algae harvest, and conversion of harvested algal biomass to biofuels and products. He has reviewed and published numerous high-quality peer-reviewed papers in algae biofuel area.

Closing The Loop For Bio-Oil Production From Microalgae By Hydrothermal Liquefaction

Hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) of microalgae has attracted growing interest for bio-oil production because it does not require dewatering and drying of algal biomass. However, up to now, this technology has rarely been commercialized. One of the problems impeding its industrialization is the production of wastewater (the aqueous phase product) during HTL. More than 20% of