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Table 2 Macromolecular distribution of the microalgae biomass employed as feedstock for anaerobic digestion

From: Biochemical methane potential of microalgae biomass using different microbial inocula

Chemical parameter Scenedesmus sp. C. sorokiniana
TS g L−1 26.7 ± 0.7 37.5 ± 0.2
VS g L−1 23.0 ± 1.2 34.1 ± 0.0
Carbohydrates (%) 33.8 ± 2.4 10.4 ± 0.7
Proteins (%) 41.0 ± 0.7 56.3 ± 0.7
Lipids (%) 11.5 ± 3.4 24.1 ± 0.7
Ash (%) 13.8 ± 2.5 9.2 ± 0.3