Biodiesel production by simultaneous extraction and conversion of total lipids from microalgae, cyanobacteria, and wild mixed-cultures.

@article{Wahlen2011BiodieselPB,
  title={Biodiesel production by simultaneous extraction and conversion of total lipids from microalgae, cyanobacteria, and wild mixed-cultures.},
  author={Bradley D. Wahlen and Robert M Willis and Lance C Seefeldt},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  year={2011},
  volume={102 3},
  pages={2724-30}
}
Microalgae have been identified as a potential biodiesel feedstock due to their high lipid productivity and potential for cultivation on marginal land. One of the challenges in utilizing microalgae to make biodiesel is the complexities of extracting the lipids using organic solvents followed by transesterification of the extracts to biodiesel. In the present work, reaction conditions were optimized that allow a single step extraction and conversion to biodiesel in high yield from microalgae… CONTINUE READING