Optimization of biomass and fatty acid productivity of Scenedesmus obliquus as a promising microalga for biodiesel production.

@article{ElSheekh2013OptimizationOB,
  title={Optimization of biomass and fatty acid productivity of Scenedesmus obliquus as a promising microalga for biodiesel production.},
  author={Mostafa Mohamed El-Sheekh and Abd El-Fatah Abomohra and Dieter Hanelt},
  journal={World journal of microbiology & biotechnology},
  year={2013},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={915-22}
}
Nowadays, microalgae are discussed as a promising feedstock for biodiesel production. The present study examines the possibility of enhancement of fatty acid productivity of Scenedesmus obliquus by modifications of the culture medium composition. The effect of different concentrations of sodium bicarbonate, salinity, potassium nitrate, glycerol and sugarcane molasses on the enhancement of biomass and esterified fatty acids production was studied. NaHCO3 caused an increase in the biomass… CONTINUE READING