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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(3): 1083-1089
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.129


Lipid Production by Black Soldier Fly and Fruit Beetle Larvae Alone or When Grown on Dog Feces-A Potential Source of Biodiesel?
Salah A. Jaber1,2*
1 Department of Zoology, Al-bayda – Libya Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Omar Al - Mukhtar University, Derna
2Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S102TN
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The potential for using dog feces and dog feces treated with the larvae of the Black Soldier Fly (Hermatia illucens) and Fruit Beetle (Pachnodia marginata peregrina) as a source of biodiesel was determined. It was shown that potential biodiesel precursors (mainly fatty acids) were present in the larvae themselves and in both raw dog feces and the feces treated with the two different larvae. While the addition of the larvae to dog feces did not increase the amount of fatty acids produced they did alter the lipid composition. It is concluded that these larvae alone could be used as a source of lipids for biodiesel production, especially when grown on wastes as part of a composting process; the use of dog feces for this purpose or foe the large–scale production of individual lipids, whether treated or not with larvae is however, likely to be limited by the economics of bulk collection of this material.


Keywords: Dog feces, Hermatia illucens, Pachnodia marginata peregrine, Biodiesel, Lipid composition
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Salah A. Jaber. 2018. Lipid Production by Black Soldier Fly and Fruit Beetle Larvae Alone or When Grown on Dog Feces-A Potential Source of Biodiesel?Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(3): 1083-1089. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.129