Microalgal fatty acid composition: implications for biodiesel quality

  title={Microalgal fatty acid composition: implications for biodiesel quality},
  author={Graham Robert Stansell and Vincent Gray and Stuart David Sym},
  journal={Journal of Applied Phycology},
The fuel properties of microalgal biodiesel are predicted using published microalgal fatty acid (FA) compositions and predictive fuel models. Biodiesels produced from the microalgae investigated are predicted to have extremely poor oxidative stabilities and the majority also have poor cold-flow properties. The cetane number in most cases is out of specification, but less so than the oxidative stability and cold flow. These findings support the idea that feedstocks rich in monounsaturated fatty… CONTINUE READING
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