Booth No. : A32

Presentation Representative : Masaru Tomita

Person in Charge of the Project : Takuro Ito

Biofuel for the next generation: Oil-accumulating microalgae


Neutral lipids derived from oil-accumulating microalgae have promising potential for a next-generation biofuel. However, reduction of the production cost is necessary for their commercialization. We are currently constructing a collection of Japanese oil-accumulating microalgae, and comparing their productivity, quality of produced oil, and their growth rates. We anticipate that some profitable strains will be found from the culture collection. Additionally, we performed metabolome analyses of the oil-accumulating microalgae to reveal the flow of metabolites in the cells. The results would help the development of more highly oil-accumulating algal strains.