Evaluation of Five Nannocfhloropsis Sp. Strains for Biodiesel and Poly-Unsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs) Production

Continuously usage of petroleum sourced fuels is now widely recognized as unsustainable and environmental unfriendly because of its depleting supplies and the emission of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, which contributes to the worldwide greenhouse effect and global climate change. Methods to convert biomass to competitive biofuels increasingly attract researchers’ attention in recent past decades, and microalgae used as the most promising feedstock source for the third-generation biodiesel production interest biofuel researchers since they can produce and accumulate large amount of lipids and fix the greenhouse gas (CO2) by photosynthesis at the same time.

Evaluation of Five Nannocfhloropsis Sp
Evaluation of Five Nannocfhloropsis Sp

Hence, development and utilization of microalgae as feedstock candidates for biodiesel production appears to be a cost effective, renewable, carbon neutral and environmentally friendly way forward and offers great opportunities in the longer term. However, inadequate microalgae species and relatively absence of information on detailed FAs compositional profiles have limited the development of microalgae bio-resources.


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