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Oil Composition

PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:03 pm
by poorani
Hi ya,

I am very new to this field, I just want to know if algae oils triglycerides?

Re: Oil Composition

PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:07 pm
by sreevatsansumukhi
Algal lipids are primarily composed of triglycerides. However, thin layer chromatography (TLC) pattern of algal lipids analyzed showed that neutral lipids consisted of diglycerides, triglycerides,hydrocarbons, free sterols, and sterol esters.

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Re: Oil Composition

PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:58 pm
by makenamicro
Has any research been done on other algal strains to determine the average and statistical variations of fatty acids in extracted algal oil? I believe that algal strain selection for biodiesel production may need to include selection for the fatty acids desired, in that low carbon chain acids may help to achieve lower cloud points and gel points in the fuel produced.

I am also interested to know whether any laboratories have performed any studies on the methyl esters of pure fatty acids, i.e. capric acid, and their fuel properties as relates to suitability for diesel and turbine engines.

Re: Oil Composition

PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 12:33 pm
by afreeman1984
lots of companies are studying algae in that way. They are looking for interesting characteristics of the biomass content for all kinds of applications.