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Title: Culture and biofuel production efficiency of marine microalgae <i style="">Chlorella marina</i> and <i style="">Skeletonema costatum</i>
Authors: Rekha, V
Gurusamy, R
Santhanam, P
Devi, A Shenbaga
Ananth, S
Keywords: Biofuel
<i style="">C. Marina</i>
S. Costatum
Issue Date: Apr-2012
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: In the present study, microalgae were cultured under indoor and outdoor systems with high density and biomass. Their chemical analysis showed high lipid (28.2 and 21.6% respectively) and fatty acid methylesters (FAME) content. Fatty acids such as palmitic acid (16:0), oleic acid (18:1) and linoleic acid (18:2) were reported to be high in <i style="">C. marina</i> and <i style="">S. costatum</i>. <i style="">S. costatum</i> is containing more eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Marine diatom, <i style="">S. costatum</i> is efficiently converting the algal oil into biodiesel (87%) followed by <i style="">C. marina</i> which is produced the 70% of the biodiesel. Biodiesel yield of presently studied marine microalgae was being comparatively higher than that of existing oil crops. It is clearly implied that, marine microalgae <i style="">C. marina</i> and <i style="">S. costatum</i> were considered as a promising feedstock for biodiesel production in near future.
Description: 152-158
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.41(2) [April 2012]

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