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What is Chlorella Protothecoides?

What is Chlorella Protothecoides?

Chlorella protothecoides sp. 0710 (hereafter referred to as Cp0710) is a unicellular green alga with great potential for biodiesel production. It has been proposed as one of the best candidates for commercial manufacture of microalgae-derived biofuel [3].

Is Auxenochlorella Protothecoides a microalgae?

A few microalgae can assimilate organic carbon to improve biomass yield. Auxenochlorella protothecoides is an oleaginous mixotrophic microalga that can efficiently assimilate glucose and accumulate a large amount of biomass and fatty acids.

How is biodiesel synthesized?

Biodiesel is made through a chemical process called transesterification whereby the glycerin is separated from the fat or vegetable oil. The process leaves behind two products – methyl esters and glycerin. Methyl esters is the chemical name for biodiesel and glycerin is used in a variety of products, including soap.

What is biodiesel made of?

Biodiesel is produced from vegetable oils, yellow grease, used cooking oils, or animal fats. The fuel is produced by transesterification—a process that converts fats and oils into biodiesel and glycerin (a coproduct).

Are all microalgae unicellular?

Microalgae are unicellular photosynthetic micro-organisms, living in saline or freshwater environments, that convert sunlight, water and carbon dioxide to algal biomass.

Are green algae plants?

The “green algae” is a paraphyletic group because it excludes the Plantae. Like the plants, the green algae contain two forms of chlorophyll, which they use to capture light energy to fuel the manufacture of sugars, but unlike plants they are primarily aquatic.

What are heterotrophic conditions?

Heterotrophic cultivation, i.e. cell growth and propagation with the use of an external carbon source under dark conditions, can be used to study the metabolic aspects of microalgae that are not strictly related to photoautotrophic growth and to obtain high value products.