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Microalgae as a raw material for biofuels production
The screening of microalgae (Chlorella vulgaris, Spirulinamaxima, Nannochloropsis sp., Neochloris oleabundans, Scenedesmus obliquus and Dunaliella tertiolecta) was done in order to choose the best one(s) in terms of quantity and quality as oil source for biofuel production.
Neochloris oleabundans UTEX #1185: a suitable renewable lipid source for biofuel production
- L. Gouveia, A. Marques, Teresa Lopes da Silva, A. Reis
- Medicine, BiologyJournal of Industrial Microbiology…
- 18 April 2009
The adequate fatty acid profile and iodine value of Neo lipids reinforced this microalga as a good source of SCO, in particular for use as biodiesel.
Comparison of microalgal biomass profiles as novel functional ingredient for food products
Screening the chemical composition and thermogravimetry properties of five microalgae species with potential application in the food industry found that the carotenogenic C. vulgaris and H. pluvialis showed a higherCarotenoid content, higher fat, low protein and better resistance to thermal treatment.
Pre-treatment optimization of Scenedesmus obliquus microalga for bioethanol production.
The present work deals with the optimization of cellular disruption and sugar extraction from the microalgae Scenedesmus obliquus for bioethanol production and showed that a unique hydrolysis step is sufficient.
Microalgae as a Feedstock for Biofuels
- L. Gouveia
- Environmental Science
- 30 January 2011
This review explains the potential use of the so-called “green coal” for biofuel production. A comparison between microalgae and other crops is given, and their advantages are highlighted. The…
Oil Production Towards Biofuel from Autotrophic Microalgae Semicontinuous Cultivations Monitorized by Flow Cytometry
- T. L. Silva, A. Reis, R. Medeiros, A. Oliveira, L. Gouveia
- Biology, MedicineApplied biochemistry and biotechnology
- 1 November 2009
A high correlation between the Nile Red fluorescence intensity measured by flow cytometry and total lipid content assayed by the traditional gravimetric lipid analysis was found, making this method a suitable and quick technique for the screening of microalgae strains for lipid production and optimization of biofuel production bioprocesses.
Microalgae biomass production using wastewater: Treatment and costs
Abstract This work is part of a LIFE project to treat urban wastewater from Aguas da Figueira (AdF, Figueira da Foz, PT) using a vertical tubular photobioreactor (PBR) prototype (150 L), to be scaled…
Microalgae in novel food products
Colouring ornamental fish (Cyprinus carpio and Carassius auratus) with microalgal biomass
The more efficient colouring for koi carps was found to be C. vulgaris biomass, providing both maximum total carotenoid deposition and red hue for the three chromatic koi carp varieties studied, and particularly for the kawari variety.
Supercritical carbon dioxide extraction of astaxanthin and other carotenoids from the microalga Haematococcus pluvialis
Supercritical carbon dioxide extraction of astaxanthin and other carotenoids from Haematococcus pluvialis was carried out, for several experimental conditions, using a semi-continuous apparatus. The…