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Comparison of Growth and Lipid Accumulation at Three Different Growth Regimes with Desmodesmus sp.

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Rios, L. F. [1] ; Martinez, A. [2] ; Klein, B. C. [1] ; Wolf Maciel, M. R. [1] ; Maciel Filho, R. [1]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Lab Optimizat Design & Adv Control, Lab Separat Proc Dev LOPCA LDPS, Fac Chem Engn, Av Albert Einstein 500, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Nacl Autonoma Mexico, Inst Biotecnol, Dept Ingn Celular & Biocatalisis, AP 510-3, Cuernavaca 62250, Morelos - Mexico
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: WASTE AND BIOMASS VALORIZATION; v. 9, n. 3, p. 421-427, MAR 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 1

The production of third generation biofuel and use of microalgae as feedstock have recently gained increased attention in the research area in search of more sustainable processes. These microorganisms have characteristics that offer great potential to produce either feedstock to other process or even final use products. They have fast growth rates and accumulation of intracellular metabolites, including lipids. There are three basic types of cultures in which microalgae can develop: autotrophic, heterotrophic and mixotrophic. The objective of this work was to study the growth of the microalgae Desmodesmus sp. in these three types of cultivations in order to establish the most effective farming strain for lipids production. It was observed that the strain had higher yields of biomass and lipids in the mixotrophic cultivation with glucose (10 g L-1) as the carbon source, obtaining 54.5 x 10(6) cells mL(-1) with a growth rate of 0.28 (days(-1)) and 25.1% of lipids in a 6 day cultivation time. (AU)

Grantee:Luisa Fernanda Rios Pinto
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 15/19935-5 - Study of the treating wastewater for bioenergy production using microalgae
Grantee:Luisa Fernanda Rios Pinto
Support Opportunities: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor