2019 : Lipid Extraction from Spirulina platensis using Microwave for Biodiesel Production

Prof. Dr. Ir. Achmad Roesyadi M.Sc
Prof.Dr. Ir Mahfud DEA


Abstract− Microwave was designed for lipid extraction from green algae (Spirulina platensis). Microalgae–solvent (various solvents) were extracted and heated using microwave at 600 W for around 40 min. The maximum yield obtained within this period was 12.530% of lipid compared to just 1.293% for Soxhlet extraction. Lipid analysis revealed that those with higher essential fatty acid content consist of saturated fatty acid (SAFA) and polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) which could be used for biodiesel production.