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The influence of organic carbon supplementation on the carbon metabolism of green algae

Smith, Richard (2016) The influence of organic carbon supplementation on the carbon metabolism of green algae. PhD thesis, University of Sheffield.

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Abstract

Production of microalgal derived biofuels and bioproducts have recently been the focus of significant academic and commercial research, with the aim of replacing prevailing finite fossil fuel derived alternatives. Much of these efforts are focused on increasing algal and lipid productivity in order to reduce costs to an economically sustainable level, while maintaining environmental sustainability. In this research project, a series of investigations were carried out to determine the influence of organic carbon supplementation on the carbon metabolism of green algae and how this impacted both growth rate and lipid productivity.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: mixotrophy, microalgae, biofuel, lipids, TAG, Micractinium inermum.
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Science (Sheffield) > Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (Sheffield)
Identification Number/EthosID: uk.bl.ethos.706016
Depositing User: Dr Richard Smith
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2017 14:12
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2019 20:02
URI: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/16121

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