LIPID PRODUCING MICROALGAE FROM SEVERAL ECOSYSTEMS IN WEST AND CENTRAL JAVA, INDONESIA

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  • DWI ANDREAS SANTOSA Department of Soil Science and Land Resources, Faculty of Agriculture, Bogor Agricultural University, Bogor
  • SULASTRI Department of Soil Science and Land Resources, Faculty of Agriculture, Bogor Agricultural University, Bogor

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https://doi.org/10.11598/btb.2010.17.2.79

Abstract

This study is aimed to get lipid producing microalgae as feedstock for biofuel production. The microalgae were isolated from 355 collected water samples which  represented many distinct ecosystems such as paddy fields, rivers, agricultural dams, ponds, swampy areas and unique ecosystem of volcano and mud-volcano craters in West- and Central Java, Indonesia. A total of  267 strains of microalgae were isolated from the samples of which  221 strains of them have capability to produce lipid. There were four promising strains that produce lipid between 14.7 – 45.7 percent dry weight in optimal condition that were identified as Chlamydomonas sp. KO-7267 and PK-7195, Chlorella sp. KS-7300 and Desmodesmus sp. BK-7291.   Keywords: microalgae, lipid, biofuel, Indonesian ecosystems

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