Scenedesmus obliquus CNW-N as a potential candidate for CO 2 mitigation and biodiesel production

Shih Hsin Ho, Wen Ming Chen, Jo-Shu Chang

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This study aimed to achieve higher CO 2 consumption ability and lipid productivity of an indigenous microalgal isolate Scenedesmus obliquus CNW-N by a two-stage cultivation strategy. The microalga strain was first cultivated with 10% CO 2 using a nutrient-rich medium to promote cell growth, which was followed by a nutrient-deficient condition to trigger lipid accumulation. The optimal biomass productivity, lipid productivity, and CO 2 consumption rate were 292.50mgL -1 d -1 , 78.73mgL -1 d -1 (38.9% lipid content per dry weight of biomass), and 549.90mgL -1 d -1 , respectively. This performance is superior to the results from most of the related studies. Under the nutrient-deficient condition, the microalgal lipid was mainly composed of C16/C18 fatty acids (accounting for 89% of total fatty acids), which is suitable for biodiesel synthesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8725-8730
Number of pages6
JournalBioresource Technology
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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