(718b) An Economic Evaluation of Lipid Production by Cultivation of Algae – A Critical Path Analysis

Authors: 
Subramaniam, R., University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Wang, C., University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Dufreche, S., University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Zappi, M., University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Benson, B. C., University of Louisiana
Bajpai, R., University of Louisiana at Lafayette


This presentation will deal with evaluation of heterotrophic growth of oleaginous algae on carbohydrates available from different sources and compare its economics of lipid production from this route with that from autotrophically growing algae. Energy efficiency during the different processes, light delivery issues, cell harvesting and recovery of lipids from the cells will be considered in identifying the effect of different processing steps on the unit cost of production of lipids.