Effect of pH on biomass production and carbohydrate accumulation of Chlorella vulgaris JSC-6 under autotrophic, mixotrophic, and photoheterotrophic cultivation

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Author(s)

  • Chieh-Lun Cheng
  • Yung-Chung Lo
  • Kai-Lou Huang
  • Dillirani Nagarajan
  • Chun-Yen Chen
  • Jo-Shu Chang

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Original languageEnglish
Article number127021
Journal / PublicationBioresource Technology
Volume351
Online published16 Mar 2022
Publication statusPublished - May 2022

Abstract

Microalgal biomass, known as the third generation feedstock for biofuels production, is currently being explored mainly for lipids and functional components. However, the potential of microalgal carbohydrates has not been evaluated. In this investigation, Chlorella vulgaris JSC-6 was used for carbohydrates production from CO2 and fatty acids under different cultivation strategies to meet the requirements of a CO2-neutral and clean fermentation system for biofuel production. Autotrophic cultivation resulted in better carbon assimilation and carbohydrate accumulation; about 1.4 g CO2 could be converted to 1 g biomass, of which 50% are carbohydrates. Assimilation of fatty acids in photoheterotrophic and mixotrophic modes was influenced by pH, and pH 7–7.5 supported butyrate and acetate assimilation. The maximum carbohydrate content (49.86%) was attained in mixotrophic mode, and the ratio of the simple sugars glucose-xylose-arabinose was 1:0.11:0.02. The higher glucose content makes the microalgal biomass a suitable feedstock for sugar-based fermentations.

Research Area(s)

  • Acetate, Butyrate, Carbohydrates, Chlorella vulgaris, Mixotrophic, Photoheterotrophic

Citation Format(s)

Effect of pH on biomass production and carbohydrate accumulation of Chlorella vulgaris JSC-6 under autotrophic, mixotrophic, and photoheterotrophic cultivation. / Cheng, Chieh-Lun; Lo, Yung-Chung; Huang, Kai-Lou; Nagarajan, Dillirani; Chen, Chun-Yen; Lee, Duu-Jong; Chang, Jo-Shu.

In: Bioresource Technology, Vol. 351, 127021, 05.2022.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review