Algal Biotechnology for Fuel Applications

Lipid Production in Microalgae

Author(s): Leyla Uslu* and Oya Işık

Pp: 279-287 (9)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815051001122060014

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Microalgae, which are considered to be the living group that uses water and solar energy most effectively, have attracted the attention of researchers. Researches on efficient production of microalgae from starter cultures in the laboratory environment to outdoor ponds and photobioreactors continue in many countries. In addition to the known microalgae species, studies to search for new microalgae species that are rich in nutrient content and ease of production are ongoing. Of course, the researches also include more economical algae production studies. Algae and algae produced as larval food in aquaculture can be used as food support, as well as in the production of nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals, like food coloring, soil fertilizer, and plant diseases. Algal oils and algal biomass have been gaining interest in renewable energy sources, especially in recent years, and studies in this area continue. The implementation of all these issues is based on well-known algal physiology and the realization of successful algae cultures.

Keywords: Algae Biomass, Biodiesel, Lipid Production, Microalgal Biotechnology.

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