By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- Investigators publish new report on Chemical Engineering. According to news reporting from Wuhan, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "The key technologies for producing microalgal biodiesel include microalgae screening, economical cultivation, and efficient methods in lipid extraction and conversion. Recent advances in microalgae cultivation, lipid extraction, and biodiesel preparation are reviewed in this work, with emphasis on photosynthetic metabolisms, separation efficiency and catalytic kinetics."
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, "The mutual exclusion between lipid accumulation and fast growth limits total lipid productivity, while only triglycerides in neutral lipids are converted to biodiesel through transesterification. The hurdles in large scale culture and low neural lipids yield are discussed, as well as the relationship between high unsaturation and fuel properties."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "This review aims to provide technical information to guide strain screening and lipid conversion for microalgal biodiesel industry."
For more information on this research see: Advances in cultivation and processing techniques for microalgal biodiesel: A review. Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2013;30(12):2119-2126. Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering can be contacted at: Korean Institute Chemical Engineers, F.5, 119, Anam-Ro, Seongbuk-Gu, Seoul 136-075, South Korea. (Springer - www.springer.com; Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering - www.springerlink.com/content/0256-1115/)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M.Z. Xiao, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Sch Life Sci & Technol, Wuhan 430074, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include H.J. Shin and Q.H. Dong.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Wuhan, Chemical Engineering, People's Republic of China
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