Oil extraction from microalgae for biodiesel production.

@article{Halim2011OilEF,
  title={Oil extraction from microalgae for biodiesel production.},
  author={Ronald Halim and Brendan Gladman and Michael K Danquah and Paul A. Webley},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  year={2011},
  volume={102 1},
  pages={178-85}
}
This study examines the performance of supercritical carbon dioxide (SCCO(2)) extraction and hexane extraction of lipids from marine Chlorococcum sp. for lab-scale biodiesel production. Even though the strain of Chlorococcum sp. used in this study had a low maximum lipid yield (7.1 wt% to dry biomass), the extracted lipid displayed a suitable fatty acid profile for biodiesel [C18:1 (∼63 wt%), C16:0 (∼19 wt%), C18:2 (∼4 wt%), C16:1 (∼4 wt%), and C18:0 (∼3 wt%)]. For SCCO(2) extraction… CONTINUE READING
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