Growth characteristics of microalgae in high-concentration co2 gas, effects of culture medium trace components, and impurities thereon

  title={Growth characteristics of microalgae in high-concentration co2 gas, effects of culture medium trace components, and impurities thereon},
  author={Masaaki Negoro and Norio Shioji and Yoshiaki Ikuta and Takenori Makita and Makoto Uchiumi},
  journal={Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology},
In order to reduce release of CO2 contained in the flue gas from a power plant, we assumed a system in which the flue gas was directly blown into a pond and CO2 was fixed on microalgae. We have experimentally examined the basic growth characteristics, such as trace components of culture medium, effects of impurities from exhaust gas, and light utilization rate of algal productivity, mainly forNonnochloropsis sp. NANNP-2 from SERI collection. Although Ni and V contained in heavy oil burnt ashes… 

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Microalgae culture collection, 1986-1987

The SERI Microalgae Culture Collection provides a repository for strains identified or developed for mass culture biomass production and makes these strains readily available to the research