The group of Qiang WANG at the institute used waste streams from biomass power plants as nutrients for Chlorellac ultivation and found that Chlorella cultures produced 39 % more lipids and exhibited higher growth rates. The cultures reduced the NOx present in the flue gas and sequestered CO2, with a NOx reduction (DeNOx) efficiency of ∼100%, and a CO2 sequestration rate of 0.46 g L−1 d−1. The residual medium was almost nutrient-free and suitable for recycling.

CAS news release, December 13, 2017