Development of lipid productivities under different CO2 conditions of marine microalgae Chlamydomonas sp. JSC4

Akihito Nakanishi, Shimpei Aikawa, Shih Hsin Ho, Chun Yen Chen, Jo Shu Chang, Tomohisa Hasunuma, Akihiko Kondo

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Biodiesel production from microalgae has become a popular research topic. In this study, Chlamydomonas sp. JSC4 isolated from the southern coast of Taiwan was selected for a detailed study on cell growth and lipid accumulation under marine salinity (3.5% sea salt). Proper CO2 was supplied as the improvement of lipid productivity. Under the optimal condition, the highest lipid productivity was 169.1mg/L/d, which was significantly higher than those reported in current studies for marine green algae. To date, only very few studies have reported a marine algae strain with both high cell growth and lipid productivity. This study demonstrated that a newly isolated marine green alga Chlamydomonas sp. JSC4 would be a feasible oil producer due to its high biomass production and lipid productivity under marine salinity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-252
Number of pages6
JournalBioresource technology
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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