Hydrocracking of the oils of Botryococcus braunii to transport fuels

@article{Hillen1982HydrocrackingOT,
  title={Hydrocracking of the oils of Botryococcus braunii to transport fuels},
  author={Lance W. Hillen and Gregory V. Pollard and Lindsay V. Wake and N. White},
  journal={Biotechnology and Bioengineering},
  year={1982},
  volume={24}
}
Hydrocarbon oils of the alga Botryococcus braunii, extracted from a natural “bloom” of the plant, have been hydrocracked to produce a distillate comprising 67% gasoline fraction, 15% aviation turbine fuel fraction, 15% diesel fuel fraction, and 3% residual oil. The distillate was examined by a number of standard petroleum industry test methods. This preliminary investigation indicates that the oils of B. braunii are suitable as a feedstock material for hydrocracking to transport fuels. 
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