Competence Evaluation of Mycodiesel Production by Oleaginous Fungal Strains: Mucor Circinelloides and Gliocladium Roseum
International Journal of Energy and Environment, 6(4), pp.377-382
6 Pages Posted: 9 Jul 2015
Date Written: July 2, 2015
Comparing with lesser algal growth rate for biofuel production along with many constraints, fungal route should be analyzed for its capability of biodiesel or mycodiesel production. The two fungal strains namely, Mucor circinelloides (MTCC1297) and Gliocladium roseum (MTCC6474) were analyzed for laboratory scale mycodiesel production. The M. circinelloides and G. roseum were able to produce biomass of 0.404 mg VSS/mg sucrose and 0.642 mg VSS/ mg sucrose with the mycodiesel content of 20.69% (w/w) and 11.37% (w/w) respectively. Furthermore, qualitative analysis of the oil contents by GC-MS were identified the presence of Tetradecanoic and Octadecanoic acids.
Keywords: Biodiesel, Biomass, Mucor circinelloides, Mycodiesel, Sucrose
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