An Economic Evaluation of Lipid Production by Cultivation of Algae A Critical Path Analysis

Friday, November 12, 2010: 8:55 AM
250 E Room (Salt Palace Convention Center)
Ramalingam Subramaniam1, Cunwen Wang1, Stephen Dufreche1, Mark Zappi1, Barbara C. Benson2 and Rakesh Bajpai1, (1)Chemical Engineering, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, (2)Bioprocessing Research Laboratory, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA

This presentation will deal with evaluation of heterotrophic growth of oleaginous algae on carbohydrates available from different sources and compare its economics of lipid production from this route with that from autotrophically growing algae. Energy efficiency during the different processes, light delivery issues, cell harvesting and recovery of lipids from the cells will be considered in identifying the effect of different processing steps on the unit cost of production of lipids.

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See more of this Session: Advances in Algal Biorefineries II
See more of this Group/Topical: Sustainable Engineering Forum