Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

, Volume 53, Issue 1–2, pp 94–100 | Cite as

Prospects of Applying Microalgal Lipids to Biodiesel Fuel Production

  • V. G. Sister
  • E. M. Ivannikova
  • S. A. Nagornov

Promising biological objects containing the maximum amounts of lipids were selected for further study based on an analysis of published studies on the quantitative and qualitative composition of lipids accumulating in microalgae. The genera Navicula and Isochrysis were found to be most optimal for liquid biofuel production because they contained the maximum percentage of triacylglycerides in the total lipids. Freshwater species of these microalgae genera can be considered most suitable for cultivation in CFD bioreactors as a primary product of biofuel production. Innovative methods using vortex devices are proposed for removing the algal oil.


freshwater microalgae lipids triacylglycerides biofuels vortex devices 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. G. Sister
    • 1
  • E. M. Ivannikova
    • 1
  • S. A. Nagornov
    • 2
  1. 1.Moscow Polytechnic UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.All-Russia Research Institute of Machinery and Oil Product Use in AgricultureTambovRussia

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