Hydrocarbon recovery and biocompatibility of solvents for extraction from cultures of Botryococcus braunii

  title={Hydrocarbon recovery and biocompatibility of solvents for extraction from cultures of Botryococcus braunii},
  author={J Frenz and Claude Largeau and Eliette Casadevall and Finn Kollerup and Andrew J. Daugulis},
  journal={Biotechnology and Bioengineering},
Various water‐immiscible solvents were tested for biocompatibility and hydrocarbon recovery under different contact conditions with the hydrocarbon‐rich microalga Botryococcus braunii. Eighteen solvents were first selected from a database of 1500 compounds (compiled for solvent selection for ethanol recovery from Saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation). Nine of these candidate solvents were shown to be biocompatible with B. braunii following short contact times. This biocompatibility tends to be… Expand
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