Chapter 12Microbial Lipid Production from Volatile Fatty Acids by Oleaginous Yeast

Gwon W. Park, Nag-Jong Kim and Ho Nam Chang

12.1 Introduction

12.1.1 Background

According to recent green biofuel projections, fuel replacements with green gasoline and diesel are expected to account for 120 and 45 million metric tons (MT), respectively, in 2015. In addition, biofuels are expected to account for 26.8% of the total renewable fuel requirements (http://www.xfuels.com/trillion-dollar-niche/mandated-growth.php). However, these projections will likely fluctuate according to the recent drop in oil prices.

Biodiesel, one of the many types of renewable biofuels, is currently mainly produced from plant oils and has many advantages, including non-sulfur ...

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