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UNM School of Pharmacy UG representatives publish paper in Elsevier


Omar Ashraf Elfar from the University of Nottingham Malaysia’s School of Pharmacy together with Dr Show Pau Loke, Chang Chih-Kai, Leong Hui Yi, Angela Paul Peter and Chew Kit Wayne recently published a paper on Elsevier entitled Prospects of Industry 5.0 in algae: Customisation of production and new advance technology for clean bioenergy generation, in Energy Conversion and Management, Elsevier.

There is a high demand for clean, affordable and sustainable source of energy due to the limitation in fossil fuel supplies. The algae industrial revolutions have proven to be a significant step in realising the growing need for energy and achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs). In this paper, the production and processing of algae from an industry point of view and the algae processing in Industry 4.0 as well as a paradigmatic shift from Industry 4.0 to Industry 5.0 were well-delineated.

Moreover, numerous aspects in the algae industry have been discussed, including economic and environmental analysis of algae bioenergy production, customisation of the algae-derived bioenergy, algae cultivation and modifications in the cultivating approach. Genetic engineering tools implemented in the algae culture for bioenergy and by-products generation was also studied, and area of focusing such as the desired algae strain and its detection through automated genetic manipulation and genetic modification. Furthermore, the impacts of the Industry 5.0 on the new market opportunities and environment aspect as well as the possibility of achieving SDGs were significantly studied.

Elsevier is a Dutch publishing and analytics company that specialises in scientific, technical and medical content. They help governments and universities to evaluate and improve their research strategies and help researchers make new discoveries, collaborate with their colleagues and give them knowledge they need to find funding.

The full paper on Elsevier is available here

(Article image caption: Ir Ts Dr Show Pau Loke is exploring new technology in algae research)

(Thumbnail image caption: Prospects of Industry 5.0 in algae)


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Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham is a research-intensive university with a proud heritage, consistently ranked among the world's top 100. Studying at the University of Nottingham is a life-changing experience and we pride ourselves on unlocking the potential of our 44,000 students - Nottingham was named both Sports and International University of the Year in the 2019 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, was awarded gold in the TEF 2017 and features in the top 20 of all three major UK rankings. We have a pioneering spirit, expressed in the vision of our founder Sir Jesse Boot, which has seen us lead the way in establishing campuses in China and Malaysia - part of a globally connected network of education, research and industrial engagement. We are ranked eighth for research power in the UK according to REF 2014. We have six beacons of research excellence helping to transform lives and change the world; we are also a major employer and industry partner - locally and globally.

Posted on 16th July 2020

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