The most important algae strains

Cyanobacteria: consists mainly of sugars and cellulose, converts also Nitrogen from air into amino acids.

Scenedesmus: is a very fast growing strain but with low lipid content

Chlorella: has the highest lipid content

Expected Strains in the Saudi Arabian Peninsula

Scenedesmus dimorphus, approx. 40% oil

Dunaliella tertiolecta, approx. 37 %

Algae content:

40% Lipids (oil)

25% Cellulose

20% Protein

10% Starches

  5% Glucose