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Microalgae for oil: Strain selection, induction of lipid synthesis and outdoor mass cultivation in a low‐cost photobioreactor
Thirty microalgal strains were screened in the laboratory for their biomass productivity and lipid content. Four strains (two marine and two freshwater), selected because robust, highly productive
Photobiology of microalgae mass cultures: understanding the tools for the next green revolution
Although microalgal cultures remain one of the most attractive sources of feed, food and next-generation biofuels since microalgae can be grown in saline or seawater on nonarable lands, are able to attain much higher oil and protein yields than traditional crops and, being endowed with high growth rates, are easier to be improved via genetic and metabolic engineering.
In general, the strains closely related at the 16S rRNA gene level belonged to the same morphospecies, Nevertheless, divergences were observed concerning the diversity in terms of species richness, novelty, and geographical distribution.
Oil production by the marine microalgae Nannochloropsis sp. F&M-M24 and Tetraselmis suecica F&M-M33.
Important differences in lipid classes and in fatty acid composition were observed under the different cultivation conditions for both microalgae.
Productivity and photosynthetic efficiency of outdoor cultures of Tetraselmis suecica in annular columns
The mass transfer at different aeration rates and the influence of the harvest rate on productivity and biochemical composition were investigated and the potential of the system was evaluated by estimating productivity at full-scale.
Production of eicosapentaenoic acid by Nannochloropsis sp. cultures in outdoor tubular photobioreactors
This study has demonstrated the feasibility of outdoor cultivation of Nannochloropsis sp.
Review of energy balance in raceway ponds for microalgae cultivation: Re-thinking a traditional system is possible
The present work addresses energy consumption in raceway ponds (RWPs). This kind of systems are today the most utilized industrial plant for outdoor algae cultivation. The problem has been addressed
Growth medium recycling in Nannochloropsis sp. mass cultivation.
In high density Nannochloropsis cultures, cell walls might play a key role in reducing productivity, favoring contamination and making the biomass unsuitable as aquaculture feed.
Photobioreactors for Mass Production of Microalgae
Abstract Microalgae have been proposed as valuable microorganisms for several applications, from production of pharmaceuticals to wastewater treatment. Whatever the final application, the core of the