Formation of Hydrocarbons By Bacteria and Algae

    Research output: NRELTechnical Report


    It is known today that isoprenoid and non-isoprenoid acyclic hydrocarbons are components of most microorganisms. The concentrations of the hydrocarbons, however, vary from only trace constituents to major components of the cellular organic materials. The hydrocarbon synthesizing capability of microorganisms that produce them as a major constituent are restricted to only few algal, bacterial, andfungal species.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages18
    StatePublished - 1980

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/TP-621-999


    • algae
    • aquatic species program
    • bacteria
    • lipids
    • microalgae
    • microorganisms
    • oils


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