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Table 2 Approximate carbohydrate–protein–lipid–ash content composition of suitable microalgae species (dry weight) for biofuel production [32, 43,44,45]

From: Latest development in microalgae-biofuel production with nano-additives

Type of microalgae Total sugars (%) Protein (%) Lipids (%) Others (including ash content) %
Chlamydomonas reinhardtii 48 17 21 14
Chlorella sp. 56 22 19 3
Spirogyra sp. 20 55 16 9
Porphyridium cruentum 35 50 11 4
Spirulina platensis 60 12 8 20
Dunaliella salina 57 32 6 5
Bellerochea sp. 3 24 15 3
Chaetoceros sp. 2 18 18 3
Rhodomonas sp. 9 74 15 2
Scenedesmus sp. 18 56 12