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dc.contributor.authorMontero, Eloy
dc.contributor.authorOlguin, Eugenia J
dc.contributor.authorDe Philippis, Roberto
dc.contributor.authorReverchon, Frederique
dc.description.abstractA number of business opportunities may arise from microalgae and wastewater treatment becoming an integrated system, as biofuels and high-added value products could be obtained simultaneously. This study, performed under controlled and non-controlled conditions, aimed at cultivating Chlorococcum sp. using a digestate from pig manure as culture medium and assessing its growth and biochemical composition for further applications. Under controlled conditions, cultures of Chlorococcum sp. were established testing various digestate dilutions (v/v). It was found that all tested dilutions (up to 8% v/v) promoted a higher biomass density, compared to the control culture in modified Bold’s Basal Medium (modified BBM). Under non-controlled conditions, it was found that the biomass productivity using the digestate diluted 5.6% v/v (23.4 mg L−1 day−1) was statistically similar to the one obtained using modified BBM (26.4 mg L−1 day−1). The volatile fatty acids contained in the digestate might have allowed mixotrophic growth for Chlorococcum sp. The intracellular lipid content in Chlorococcum sp. remained constant throughout the experiments in both, treatment and control cultures, while carbohydrates increased from 20 to 45% of the cell dry weight in the treatment and from 20 to 42% in the control one. It was concluded that conditions of nitrogen starvation and fluctuating irradiance and temperature benefit carbohydrate accumulation in this strain, since intracellular carbohydrate content increased nearly two-fold during this period. Additionally, the obtained biomass has the potential to be used as feedstock for bioethanol production. This system can meet the concept of a microalgae-based biorefinery, in which biofuels and high-added value products are produced from microalgae and wastewater.
dc.relation.ispartofconferencename6th Congress of the International-Society-for-Applied-Phycology (ISAP)
dc.relation.ispartoflocationNantes, FRANCE
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYCOLOGY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchFisheries Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPlant Biology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Biotechnology
dc.titleMixotrophic cultivation of Chlorococcum sp under non-controlled conditions using a digestate from pig manure within a biorefinery
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.griffith.authorReverchon, Frederique

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