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PROPERTIES OF MICROALGAE OIL FROM THE SPECIES Chlorella protothecoides AND ITS ETHYLIC BIODIESEL

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Author(s):
Batista, F. R. M. [1] ; Lucchesi, K. W. [2] ; Carareto, N. D. D. [1] ; Costa, M. C. D. [1] ; Meirelles, A. J. A. [1]
Total Authors: 5
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Campinas UNICAMP, Fac Food Engn, Dept Food Engn, ExTrAE, Lab Extract Appl Thermodynam & Equilibrium, POB 6121, BR-13083862 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Chem Engn, Sch Engn Lorena, BR-12602810 Lorena, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Brazilian Journal of Chemical Engineering; v. 35, n. 4, p. 1383-1394, OCT-DEC 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

Microalgae oil of the species Chlorella protothecoides was obtained via a donation of the Soley Biotechnology Institute (SOLEYBIO) and characterized according to the fatty acid profile. Ethylic biodiesel was prepared using methods adapted by the research group. Analysis of acidity, water content, and density and viscosity temperature dependence (293.15 K to 368.15 K) were performed for the oil and ethylic biodiesel. The biofuel was characterized in terms of its flash and cloud points, heat capacity and cetane number. The properties studied were compared with conventional vegetable oils and biodiesel, presenting little differences and demonstrating the high viability of biodiesel from microalgae oil. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/08792-0 - Production of ethylic biodiesel from microalgae and soybean: experimental analysis of the main steps, phase equilibrium and computational simulation
Grantee:Fábio Rodolfo Miguel Batista
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate