Oil Production by the Marine Microalga Nannochloropsis sp. F&M-M24

P. Bondioli, L. Della Bella, G. Rivolta, D. Casini, M. Prussi, D. Chiaramonti, G. Chini Zittelli, N. Bassi, L. Rodolfi & M.R. Tredici
The marine microalga Nannochloropsis sp. has been cultivated outdoors in a 600-L “Green Wall Panel” and the quality and quantity of the produced fat evaluated in view of biodiesel production. Lipid extracts were characterized in terms of lipid distribution between neutral and polar lipids as well as phospholipids. The results obtained by analyzing two samples of Nannochloropsis sp. grown in normal feeding conditions or in nitrogen deprived medium are reported. Some considerations about the design...