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Table 5 Input compositions to TEA models based on baseline (raw) and wet storage composition

From: Assessing the stability and techno-economic implications for wet storage of harvested microalgae to manage seasonal variability

  Raw algae Wet storage algae
Solids content (wt%) 20 20
Algae composition (wt%)
 Protein 13.2 14.2
 Free fatty acids 26.0 27.5
 Ash 2.4 3.1
 Fermentable carbohydrates 47.8 46.2
 Non-fermentable carbohydrates 3.2 1.7
 Glycerol 3.0 3.0
 Non-fuel polar lipid impurities 2.8 2.8
 Cell mass 1.6 1.6
Sum 100.0 100.0
Storage lossesa   22.8%
Acid produced per kg of whole algae (after storage)
 Succinic acid, kg   0.090
 Lactic acid, kg   0.083
  1. aBased on total dry matter loss, succinic acid, and lactic acid formation in anaerobic-only treatment after 30 days of storage