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Articles by T. Amano
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  K. Kita , S. Okada , H. Sekino , K. Imou , S. Yokoyama and T. Amano
  Botryococcus braunii, a green colonial microalga, is an unusually rich renewable source of hydrocarbons. In this study, wet microalgae harvest was thermally pretreated to enhance hydrocarbon recovery using a solvent extraction process. Samples containing a mixture of B. braunii and water were kept below 100  °C for 10 min. The observed hydrocarbon recovery was 97.8% at 90 °C. The extraction results suggest that the energy-intensive concentration and drying processes of the harvest could be eliminated. The proposed thermal pretreatment would revolutionize the conventional downstream processes.
 
 
 
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