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Production of Fame (Fatty Acid Methyl Esters) from Waste Carbon Sources by Aspergillus Niger

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Abstract: Single cell organism based oil from oleaginous microorganisms has involved the attention because of its significance in the production of biodiesel as well as reducing pollution and waste. The fungi Aspergillus niger was isolated from the soil and used for FAME extraction. Different waste containing carbon source on biomass and lipid production of Aspergillus niger were used. Optimization of FAME production from Aspergillus niger using waste was studied. Different low cost and easily available carbon based feedstock substrate such as Orange peel, Potato peel, Sugarcane bagasse and Rice husk was characterized as carbon source. These feedstocks were used for the culturing of Aspergillus niger. There was a significant difference in the lipid accumulation process as related to these carbon sources. The FAME produced from the fungal lipid contains long chain fatty acids and higher number of saturated fatty acids and so it has the efficiency of acquiring high fuel and lubricating properties. This process leads to the integrated process for production of alternative fuel with integration of waste management.

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