TN-115 SC CO2 Extraction of Microalgae Oils for Biodiesel Production

TN-115 SC CO2 Extraction of Microalgae Oils for Biodiesel Production

Rudy Baskette, Supercritical Fluid Technologies, Inc

Abstract

As traditional oil reserves become limited, investigation into alternative energy sources becomes increasingly important.  Microalgae are a versatile, renewable resource.  Certain species can produce large amounts of lipids that can be converted to fatty acid methyl ethers (FAME) for biodiesel.