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Isolation and identification of chlorella-like species for potential application in biofuel production

Ismail, Nurfaiqah and Mohd Ashaari, Mardiana and Mohammad Noor, Normawaty and Abdul Halim, Khairul Bariyyah (2017) Isolation and identification of chlorella-like species for potential application in biofuel production. In: 9th Asian Federation of Biotechnology(AFOB) Regional Symposium 2017, Manilla, Phillipines.

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In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in the study of microalgae for the development of biofuel, a renewable energy source. It is known that microalgae is able to accumulate lipid, thus hold great potential as biofuel feedstock. This project aimed to isolate and study Chlorella-like algae as a new biodiesel source. Water samples containing microalgae were obtained from the Fishery Research Institute, Tanjung Demong, Besut, Terengganu and freshwater lake, Kluang, Johor, Malaysia. Micractinium reisseri RAIW01 and Micractinium reisseri YSL006 were successfully isolated based on microscopic examination and LSU rDNA (D1-D2) sequence analysis. Studies on dry weight and lipid content of Micractinium reisseri RAIW01 showed this strain produce 0.117 ± 0.004 g dwt/ L and 0.028 ± 0.001 g/L respectively and major fatty acid composition was linolenic acid (37%). The biomass productivity, lipid cell content, and overall lipid productivity are some of the key parameters that determine the economic feasibility of algal oil for biodiesel production. Our results suggest that Micractinium reisseri RAIW01 can be a good candidate for biodiesel if lipid composition modification is carried out.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 5512/68538
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chlorella-like species for potential; Biofuel production
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Biotechnology
Depositing User: Dr. Mardiana Mohd. Ashaari
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2019 15:35
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2019 00:52
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/68538

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