Microbial Biodiesel Production - Screening of Different Crops and Agricultural Crop Residues for their Suitability Based on the Sugar Content and C/N-Ratio

B. Mast, N. Zöhrens, S. Graeff-Hönninger, N. Merkt, R. Hernandez, W.T. French & W. Claupein
In Germany and Europe biodiesel is one of the most important biofuels; currently 1st generation biodiesel is usually produced from oil extracted from rapeseed and sunflower. However, future 2nd generation biofuels have to be characterized by a lower competition to food production, improved energy balance and land use efficiency. The production of biodiesel from lignocellulosic biomass converted to lipids by oleaginous microorganisms is a promising approach. Oleaginous microorganisms are able to convert high amounts of...