In this presentation an overview of the limited research performed on these compounds sourced from algae will be provided, particularly related to the protein and carbohydrate fractions. Furthermore, the effect of upstream processing conditions on these compounds will be discussed.”
While at AOCS 2013, don’t miss Dr. Nienke Lindeboom’s presentation entitled “Potential By-Products to the Algae Oil Process” on April 30 at 8:20 am in Room #513F. Here is the abstract:
“In recent years there has been a strong increase in the utilization of microalgae as a lipid source for food and fuel. Although supported by significant research and development activity, the technology, particularly when related to the production of biofuel and co-products, is still in its infancy.
Besides the desired lipid based end products, microalgae contain a range of potential valuable components such as surfactants, proteins, carbohydrates and hydrocolloids, phytosterols, carotenoids and other secondary plant metabolites. The type of organism, lipid extraction and refining conditions, desired product specifications and processing design all affect the feasibility to commercialize these value added streams.