Sci Total Environ 2021 Jul 14;779:146445. Epub 2021 Mar 14.
School of Bioengineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China; Ningbo Institute of Dalian University of Technology, No.26 Yucai Road, Jiangbei District, 315016 Ningbo, China. Electronic address:
High cost of microalgal biofuel is caused by all the steps in current technology, including cultivation, harvesting, lipid extraction, biofuel processing and wastewater and waste treatment. This study aims to systematically reduce these costs with one integrated process, in which carbonate is used for cell rupture, lipid extraction and biodiesel processing, and then recycled for CO absorption and carbon supply for a new round of algae cultivation. To reach this goal, carbonate-heating treatment with N, N' - dibutylurea which can enhance cell disruption were used for cell-wall breaking of wet Neochloris oleoabundans (UTEX 1185) biomass. Read More