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More than biofuels: Potential uses of microalgae as sources of high-value lipids


Lee Chang, KJ and Nichols, PD and Blackburn, SI, More than biofuels: Potential uses of microalgae as sources of high-value lipids, Lipid Technology, 25, (9) pp. 199-203. ISSN 0956-666X (2013) [Non Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1002/lite.201300295


Cultivation of microalgae has potential in producing a feedstock for biofuels and, in addition, high-value lipid bioproducts such as long-chain (⪈C20, LC) omega-3 oils, carotenoid pigments and squalene, as well as other non-lipid materials including exopolysaccharide. The high-value LC omega-3 oils have been conventionally sourced from fish. This paper provides a perspective on our recent study of the heterotrophic growth of thraustochytrids for their wider biotechnological potential, including as a source of a range of higher value lipids in addition to biofuels.

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Article
Keywords:biofuel, microalgae, high-value lipids, omega-3 oils,
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Industrial biotechnology
Research Field:Bioprocessing, bioproduction and bioproducts
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Renewable energy
Objective Field:Biofuel energy
UTAS Author:Lee Chang, KJ (Mr Kim Lee Chang)
UTAS Author:Nichols, PD (Dr Peter Nichols)
ID Code:116643
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2017-05-15
Last Modified:2017-05-15

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