Effects of Fluctuating Environments on the Selection of High Yielding Microalgae

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Microalgae have the potential of producing biomass with a high content of lipids at high productivities using seawater or saline ground water resources. Microalgal lipids are similar to vegetable oils and suitable for processing to liquid fuels. Engineering cost analysis studies have concluded that, at a favorable site, microalgae cultivation for fuel production could be economically viable. The major uncertainties involve the microalgae themselves: biomass and lipid productivity and culture stability.

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Benemann, J. R. & Tillett, D. M. February 27, 1987.

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Microalgae have the potential of producing biomass with a high content of lipids at high productivities using seawater or saline ground water resources. Microalgal lipids are similar to vegetable oils and suitable for processing to liquid fuels. Engineering cost analysis studies have concluded that, at a favorable site, microalgae cultivation for fuel production could be economically viable. The major uncertainties involve the microalgae themselves: biomass and lipid productivity and culture stability.

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  • Report No.: SERI/SR-232-14380
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  • DOI: 10.2172/1017106 | External Link
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  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc840315

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Benemann, J. R. & Tillett, D. M. Effects of Fluctuating Environments on the Selection of High Yielding Microalgae, report, February 27, 1987; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc840315/: accessed December 10, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.