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Table 4 Species of algae included lipid content and current cultivation [2224]

From: Algae biodiesel - a feasibility report

Species Lipid content (% dry weight) Native habitat/current use Advantages/problems
Botryococcus braunii 20-42% varying widely by strain widespread in brackish lakes, reservoirs, ponds slow to grow, not used for industrial production
Neochloris oleoabundans 23-40%   little known
Nannochloropsis salina 37% already used extensively for zooplankton cultures  
Dunaliella tertiolecta 37% has been cultivated to produce β-carotene fast growing, high CO2 sequestration rate