Waste molasses alone displaces glucose-based medium for microalgal fermentation towards cost-saving biodiesel production.

@article{Yan2011WasteMA,
  title={Waste molasses alone displaces glucose-based medium for microalgal fermentation towards cost-saving biodiesel production.},
  author={Dong Yan and Yue Lu and Yi-feng Chen and Qingyu Wu},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  year={2011},
  volume={102 11},
  pages={6487-93}
}
The by-product of sugar refinery-waste molasses was explored as alternative to glucose-based medium of Chlorella protothecoides in this study. Enzymatic hydrolysis is required for waste molasses suitable for algal growth. Waste molasses hydrolysate was confirmed as a sole source of full nutrients to totally replace glucose-based medium in support of rapid growth and high oil yield from algae. Under optimized conditions, the maximum algal cell density, oil content, and oil yield were… CONTINUE READING