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2012 Volume 4 Issue 1

Lipid extraction and CO2 mitigation by microalgae and its conversion into biodiesel


Abstract
Due to increasing oil prices and climate change concerns, biodiesel has gained attention as an alternative energy source. Biodiesel derived from microalgae is a potentially renewable and carbon–neutral alternative to petroleum fuels. Microalgae were isolated in different water bodies and five species were selected based on purity. Chlorella sp. reached high growth rate (0.21 g l-1 dw) when compared to the growth rate of Chematococcus sp. (0.1 g l-1 dw) on 24th day. Rate of CO2 fixation and carbon, in terms of quantity was estimated. Results showed that CO2 fixation was maximum at 0.486 g/dw and carbon biomass was 0.68 g/ml/day in Chlorella sp. Chlorella sp. reached a high lipid content 24.3±0.81% on 24 days of incubation. The fatty acid compositions were analysed by Gas chromatography, Chlorella sp. showed highest amount of oleic acid (16.43 mg g-1 dw). The results suggest that Chlorella sp. can be useful for producing biodiesel. 

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J BIOCHEM TECH
J BIOCHEM TECH
Journal of Biochemical Technology is a peer reviewed International Journal published by the Sevas Publishing on behalf of the Biochemical Technology Society, a Registered Charity Organization from India

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AREA OF INTEREST
Areas of high interest, cover new advances in enzymatic and protein mechanims; applied molecular genetics and biotechnology; genomics and proteomics; metabolic; medical, environmental, food and agro biotechnology.

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Journal Of Biochemical Technology” Provides A Medium For The Rapid Publication Of Full-Length Articles, Mini-Reviews Of New And Emerging Products And Short Communications On All Aspects Of ...

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