Systematic investigation of biomass and lipid productivity by microalgae in photobioreactors for biodiesel application.

We describe a methodology to investigate the potential of given microalgae species for biodiesel production by characterizing their productivity in terms of both biomass and lipids. A multi-step approach was used: determination of biological needs for macronutrients (nitrate, phosphate and sulphate), determination of maximum biomass productivity (the "light… CONTINUE READING