chapter  7
Lipid Identication and Extraction Techniques
Pages 10

Due to their high oil content, microalgae have attracted substantial research attention for biodiesel production and furthermore, algae have the capability to replace conventional biodiesel feedstocks. Algal strains collected from diverse aquatic environments require the evaluation of various important parameters such as oil content, lipid composition, growth rate, and metabolic efciency under different conditions. One can decide whether the selected algal strain is suitable/unsuitable for biodiesel production based on the preliminary lipid analysis (both lipid yield and lipid composition).