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The effect of biochar application in microalgal culture on the biomass yield and cellular lipids of chlorella vulgaris

  title={The effect of biochar application in microalgal culture on the biomass yield and cellular lipids of chlorella vulgaris},
  author={E. L. Magee and Wenxu Zhou and Hong Yang and Dongke Zhang},
Microalgal culture may have the potential as a source of raw materials for biodiesel to provide renewable energy services for regional and remote communities. However, current culturing systems face many technical hurdles to be economically feasible, such as high costs for microalgae harvesting and difficulties to make algal cell accumulating lipids. Biochar is an inherent product of biomass pyrolysis; it is a carbon rich and porous substance with high surface area and many surface charges… 

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