Shayani Pieris

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Due to the growing need to provide alternatives to fossil fuels as efficiently, economically, and sustainably as possible there has been growing interest in improved biofuel production systems. Biofuels produced from microalgae are a particularly attractive option since microalgae have production potentials that exceed the best terrestrial crops by 2 to(More)
Induction of oil accumulation in algae for biofuel production is often achieved by withholding nitrogen. However, withholding nitrogen often reduces total biomass yield. In this report, it is demonstrated that Chlorella sorokiniana will not only accumulate substantial quantities of neutral lipids when grown in the absence of nitrogen but will also exhibit(More)
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