REVISITING LIPID EXTRACTION METHODS FOR ALGAL BIOFUEL PRODUCTION: A STEP TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTErfanul Haq Chowdhury, Yumnam Wanglemba, Ian Chibinda Chiwaya, Isaac G Crusoe, Krishna Chandraw Mohonto and Surojit Bera
The algal biofuels are not only receiving researcherâs attention now a day but also becoming a quandary situation for industrial scale production due to their high cost. Till date, there is no commercial production report is available on a large scale for algal biofuel as capital investment and harvesting procedure claims maximum among the other input costs. To overcome these bottleneck of this field we should focus on easy and convenient lipid extraction procedures which can make the capital investment minimum. Rather than other lipid in algae, neutral lipid is mainly responsible for biodiesel production. However existing technologies mainly concerns to increase the total lipid content to achieve a better overall target. The current study represents a birdâs eye view to exploit different emerging procedure for algal lipid extraction in total. However, it need be manipulated to achieve a possible best protocol which may vary from case to case basis for different algal cells.