Biofuels from microbial lipids

Kit Wayne Chew, Shir Reen Chia, Pau Loke Show, Tau Chuan Ling, Jo-Shu Chang

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Abstract

Various alternatives have been exploited to produce biofuels economically and to reduce the environmental impacts with sustainable biowaste management. Lipids are valuable energy rich compounds that has the potential to replace conventional fossil fuels through the production of biofuels. Oleaginous microorganisms contain significant amount of microbial lipids consisting of special fatty acids with varied applications as food additives and nutraceuticals. Biofuels produced from microbial lipids as a third generation feedstock are a promising substitute for fossil fuels and animal fats or vegetable oils. However, the development and scalable production of biofuels from microbial lipids is yet to be commercialized and intensive research is required to evaluate the lipid extraction approaches for optimum biofuel production. In this chapter, we describe the sources of microbial lipids, factors that affect the microbial lipids production, technologies for microbial lipids conversion into biofuels. Alternative and innovative techniques for biofuel production and the life cycle impact of biofuel production from microbial lipids are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreen Energy and Technology
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages359-388
Number of pages30
Edition9789811076763
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1

Publication series

NameGreen Energy and Technology
Number9789811076763
ISSN (Print)1865-3529
ISSN (Electronic)1865-3537

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Biofuels
biofuel
Lipids
lipid
Fossil fuels
fossil fuel
Food additives
vegetable oil
Vegetable oils
Oils and fats
Fatty acids
Microorganisms
Feedstocks
fat
Environmental impact
Life cycle
Animals
environmental impact
fatty acid
life cycle

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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Chew, K. W., Chia, S. R., Show, P. L., Ling, T. C., & Chang, J-S. (2018). Biofuels from microbial lipids. In Green Energy and Technology (9789811076763 ed., pp. 359-388). (Green Energy and Technology; No. 9789811076763). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-7677-0_9
Chew, Kit Wayne ; Chia, Shir Reen ; Show, Pau Loke ; Ling, Tau Chuan ; Chang, Jo-Shu. / Biofuels from microbial lipids. Green Energy and Technology. 9789811076763. ed. Springer Verlag, 2018. pp. 359-388 (Green Energy and Technology; 9789811076763).
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Biofuels from microbial lipids. / Chew, Kit Wayne; Chia, Shir Reen; Show, Pau Loke; Ling, Tau Chuan; Chang, Jo-Shu.

Green Energy and Technology. 9789811076763. ed. Springer Verlag, 2018. p. 359-388 (Green Energy and Technology; No. 9789811076763).

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Chew KW, Chia SR, Show PL, Ling TC, Chang J-S. Biofuels from microbial lipids. In Green Energy and Technology. 9789811076763 ed. Springer Verlag. 2018. p. 359-388. (Green Energy and Technology; 9789811076763). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-7677-0_9