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Ying Pan, Md Asraful Alam, Zhongming Wang, Dalong Huang, Keqin Hu, Hongxuan Chen, Zhenhong Yuan
One-step and Two-step methods were studied for lipid extraction from wet and unbroken (water content is 65-67%) Chlorella sp. and Chlorococcum sp. (GN38) using deep eutectic solvent (DES) treated microalgae cells. Further we optimized the extraction process and studied on its underlying mechanism. Among all DES, Choline chloride-Acetic acid (Ch-Aa) DES treatment showed optimal conditions at the mass ratio of DES: methanol-H2SO4 (2.00%) mixture: algae biomass was 60:40:3 with reaction time was 60min, and the optimum temperature was 110°C (Chlorococcum sp...
April 11, 2017: Bioresource Technology
Ingeborg N Kluts, Marnix L J Brinkman, Sierk A de Jong, H Martin Junginger
Bioenergy is the single largest source of renewable energy in the European Union (EU-28); of this, 14% was produced from agricultural feedstocks in 2012. This chapter provides an overview of the current use (for bioenergy) and future potential of agricultural feedstocks for (amongst others) biorefinery purposes in the European Union. The main application of these feedstocks is currently the production of biofuels for road transport. Biodiesel makes up 80% of the European biofuel production, mainly from rapeseed oil, and the remaining part is bioethanol from wheat and sugar beet...
April 22, 2017: Advances in Biochemical Engineering/biotechnology
Po-Ming Yang, Chia-Chi Wang, Ying-Chi Lin, Syu-Ruei Jhang, Li-Jung Lin, Yuan-Chung Lin
This paper intend to investigate the effects of biodiesel fuel blends comprising of waste-cooking oil and butanol-diesel (B10W10-B10W40) under steady-state conditions. Both particulate organic carbon (OC) and PM including PM2.5 and PM10 significantly decreased with the increasing percentage of biodiesel fuel blends. The fuel blend of B10W40 also demonstrated the most effective function in reducing the emissions of PM10 and PM2.5 in the volume by 59.4% and 57.7%, respectively. Moreover, the emissions of nitrogen oxides decreased with the blending of B10W10-B10W40 (13...
April 18, 2017: Environmental Research
Ryosuke Yamada, Tomomi Kashihara, Hiroyasu Ogino
Oleaginous yeasts are considered a promising alternative lipid source for biodiesel fuel production. In this study, we attempted to improve the lipid productivity of the oleaginous yeast Rhodosporidium toruloides through UV irradiation mutagenesis and selection based on ethanol and H2O2 tolerance or cerulenin, a fatty acid synthetase inhibitor. Glucose consumption, cell growth, and lipid production of mutants were evaluated. The transcription level of genes involved in lipid production was also evaluated in mutants...
May 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
Xiaomin Xie, Tingting Zhang, Liming Wang, Zhen Huang
BACKGROUND: Development of biofuels is considered as one of the important ways to replace conventional fossil energy and mitigate climate change. However, rapid increase of biofuel production could cause other environmental concerns in China such as water stress. This study is intended to evaluate the life-cycle water footprints (WF) of biofuels derived from several potential non-edible feedstocks including cassava, sweet sorghum, and Jatropha curcas in China. Different water footprint types including blue water, green water, and grey water are considered in this study...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
Gajendra Kumar
The alkyl ester of vegetable oil represents as an alternative fuel for diesel engines which is to reduce the cost of biodiesel by increasing the efficiency of biodiesel production by single step reaction i.e. production of biodiesel by combing extraction of oil from oilseed and reaction of extract with alcohol by using ultrasonication. This process is called ultrasonic reactive-extraction. It consists of the investigation of the optimum conditions i.e. seed size >1-<2, molar ratio oilseed to methanol 1:100, catalyst concentration 1...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
Ahmad Nikseresht, Asra Daniyali, Mahdi Ali-Mohammadi, Ahmad Afzalinia, Abbas Mirzaie
In this work, esterification of oleic acid by various alcohols is achieved with high yields under ultrasonic irradiation. This reaction performed with a novel heterogeneous catalyst that fabricated by heteropoly acid and Fe(III)-based MOF, namely MIL-53 (Fe). Syntheses of MIL-53 and encapsulation process carry out by ultrasound irradiation at ambient temperature and atmospheric pressure. The prepared composite was characterized by various techniques such as XRD, FT-IR, SEM, BET and ICP that demonstrate excellent catalytic activities, while being highly convenient to synthesize...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
Xiulian Yin, Xuejuan Zhang, Miaomiao Wan, Xiuli Duan, Qinghong You, Jinfeng Zhang, Songlin Li
Biodiesel production from soybean oil deodorizer distillate intensified by dual-frequency counter-current pulsed ultrasound and the kinetics were studied. Results indicated that the biodiesel conversions enhanced by single-frequency were lower than those enhanced by dual-frequency. For dual-frequency, the biodiesel conversion of SMM was higher than those of SQM. The biodiesel conversion of the combination of 20/28kHz is the highest. The effects of 20/28kHz SMM on biodiesel production were studied and optimal conditions were: methanol to triglyceride molar ratio 8:1, catalyst content 1...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
Marc Redmile-Gordon, Lin Chen
The production of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) is crucial for biofilm structure, microbial nutrition and proximal stability of habitat in a variety of environments. However, the production patterns of microbial EPS in soils as affected by heavy metal contamination remain uncertain. Here we investigate the extracellular response of the native microbial biomass in a grassland soil treated with refined glycerol or crude unrefined biodiesel co-product (BCP) with and without ZnCl2. We extracted microbial EPS and more readily soluble microbial products (SMP), and quantified total polysaccharide, uronic acid, and protein content in these respective extracts...
April 2017: International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation
Tonje S Skuland, Magne Refsnes, Pål Magnusson, Michał Oczkowski, Joanna Gromadzka-Ostrowska, Marcin Kruszewski, Remigiusz Mruk, Oddvar Myhre, Anna Lankoff, Johan Øvrevik
Biodiesel fuel fuels are introduced at an increasing extent as a more carbon-neutral alternative to reduce CO2-emissions, compared to conventional diesel fuel. In the present study we have investigated the impact of increasing the use of 1st generation fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) biodiesel from current 7% blend (B7) to 20% blend (B20), or by increasing the biodiesel content by adding 2nd generation hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) based biodiesel (SHB; Synthetic Hydrocarbon Biofuel) on toxicity of diesel exhaust particles (DEP) in an in vitro system...
April 5, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
Leonidas Matsakas, Katharina Novak, Josefine Enman, Paul Christakopoulos, Ulrika Rova
The aim of the current work was to convert an acetate-rich hemicellulose liquid fraction (LF) from hot-water extraction of Betula pendula to oils for biodiesel, with Rhodosporidium toruloides. The toxicity of acetate was circumvented by biological detoxification with an isolated alkali-tolerant and acetate-resistant Bacillus sp. strain. Removal of other lignocellulose-derived inhibitors, such as furfural and phenols, was evaluated by two strategies; an activated carbon (AC) treatment of the undiluted LF, and dilution of the LF by 25% (0...
April 4, 2017: Bioresource Technology
Farha Deeba, Vikas Pruthi, Yuvraj S Negi
The investigation was carried out to examine the potential of triacylglycerol (TAG) accumulation by novel oleaginous yeast isolate Cryptococcus psychrotolerans IITRFD on utilizing groundnut shell acid hydrolysate (GSH) as cost-effective medium. The maximum biomass productivity and lipid productivity of 0.095±0.008g/L/h and 0.044±0.005g/L/h, respectively with lipid content 46% was recorded on GSH. Fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) profile obtained by GC-MS analysis revealed oleic acid (37.8%), palmitic (29.4%) and linoleic (32...
April 4, 2017: Bioresource Technology
Fanyi Zhong, Mengyang Xu, Katie Schelli, Joshua Rutowski, Britt A Holmén, Jiangjiang Zhu
Alterations of gut bacterial metabolism play an important role in their host metabolism, and can result in diseases such as obesity and diabetes. While many factors were discovered influencing the gut bacterial metabolism, exposure to ultrafine particles (UFPs) from engine combustions were recently proposed to be a potential risk factor for the perturbation of gut bacterial metabolism, and consequentially to obesity and diabetes development. This study focused on evaluation of how UFPs from diesel engine combustions impact gut bacterial metabolism...
April 11, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
Emily Hounslow, Rahul Vijay Kapoore, Seetharaman Vaidyanathan, D James Gilmour, Phillip C Wright
BACKGROUND: Algal cells produce neutral lipid when stressed and this can be used to generate biodiesel. OBJECTIVE: Salt stressed cells of the model microalgal species Chlamydomonas reinhardtii were tested for their suitability to produce lipid for biodiesel. METHODS: The starchless mutant of C. reinhardtii (CC-4325) was subjected to salt stress (0.1, 0.2 and 0.3 M NaCl) and transesterification and GC analysis were used to determine fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) content and profile...
November 2016: Current Biotechnology
Han Min Woo, Hyun Jeong Lee
Metabolic engineering of cyanobacteria has received attention as a sustainable strategy to convert carbon dioxide to various biochemicals including fatty acid-derived biodiesel. Recently, Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942, a model cyanobacterium, has been engineered to convert CO2 to fatty acid ethyl esters (FAEEs) as biodiesel. Modular pathway has been constructed for FAEE production. Several metabolic engineering strategies were discussed to improve the production levels of FAEEs, including host engineering by improving CO2 fixation rate and photosynthetic efficiency...
April 12, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
Paeka Klaitong, Sirirat Fa-Aroonsawat, Wipa Chungjatupornchai
BACKGROUND: Microalgae are promising sources of lipid triacylglycerol (TAG) for biodiesel production. However, to date, microalgal biodiesel is technically feasible, but not yet economically viable. Increasing TAG content and productivity are important to achieve economic viability of microalgal biodiesel. To increase TAG content, oleaginous microalga Neochloris oleoabundans was genetically engineered with an endogenous key enzyme diacylglycerol acyltransferase 2 (NeoDGAT2) responsible for TAG biosynthesis...
April 12, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
Julio César Beltrán-Rocha, Icela Dagmar Barceló-Quintal, Magdalena García-Martínez, Luis Osornio-Berthet, Nidia Saavedra-Villarreal, Juan Villarreal-Chiu, Ulrico Javier López-Chuken
This work evaluates the use of native microalgae consortia for a dual role: polishing treatment of municipal wastewater effluents and microalgae biomass feedstock potential for biodiesel or biofertilizer production. An initial screening was undertaken to test N and P removal from secondary effluents and biomass production by 12 consortia. A subsequent treatment was performed by selected consortia (01 and 12) under three operational conditions: stirring (S), S + 12 h of daily aeration (S + A) and S + A enriched with CO2 (S + AC)...
April 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
Baoshan Guo, Cheng Lei, Hirofumi Kobayashi, Takuro Ito, Yaxiaer Yalikun, Yiyue Jiang, Yo Tanaka, Yasuyuki Ozeki, Keisuke Goda
The development of reliable, sustainable, and economical sources of alternative fuels to petroleum is required to tackle the global energy crisis. One such alternative is microalgal biofuel, which is expected to play a key role in reducing the detrimental effects of global warming as microalgae absorb atmospheric CO2 via photosynthesis. Unfortunately, conventional analytical methods only provide population-averaged lipid amounts and fail to characterize a diverse population of microalgal cells with single-cell resolution in a non-invasive and interference-free manner...
April 11, 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
Fabrício C de Paula, Jonas Contiero, Carolina B C de Paula, José Gregório C Gomez, Alexander Steinbüchel
Pandoraea sp. MA03 wild type strain was subjected to UV mutation in order to obtain mutants unable to grow on propionic acid (PA) but still able to produce poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) [P(3HB-co-3HV)] from glycerol and PA at high 3HV yields. In shake flask experiments, mutant prp25 was selected from 52 mutants affected in the propionate metabolism exhibiting a conversion rate of PA into 3HV units of 0.78 gg(-1) . The utilization of crude glycerol (CG) plus PA or valeric acid resulted in a copolymer with 3HV contents varying from 21...
April 10, 2017: Biotechnology Progress
Gustavo G Shimamoto, Luis F Bianchessi, Matthieu Tubino
An alternative method is proposed for the quantitative analysis of biodiesel in diesel-biodiesel blends. It is based on hydrogen nuclear magnetic resonance ((1)H NMR) spectroscopy and applies univariate calibration, in which the integrals of the spectra are considered. Statistical comparisons between the results obtained from the method proposed here and from the infrared (IR) spectrometry method, which is recommended by the European Standard EN 14078, show that the (1)H NMR method offers equivalent results compared with standard ones...
June 1, 2017: Talanta
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