Lipid-extracted microalgal biomass waste for biogas

Microalgae contain substantial amounts of lipids (2–46%), carbohydrates (8–64%) including cellulose and starch, proteins (6–71%), fats and many other valuable compounds. The current obstacle for microalgal biodiesel development lies in its economics, because until now there has been no commercial…

Microalgal biodiesel tests in Chile show much lower emissions

Fis.com reports that the first Chilean tests of microalgae biodiesel in high-powered diesel engines show that a reduction of gases emissions and particulate matter of up to 80 per cent can be achieved in engines like those used by Trans-Santiago buses and trucks. The measurements were carried out within the framework of a…