Table 2: Lipid content of selected algae species [2].

Microalgae speciesLipid content (% dry weight)

Botryococcus braunii 25–75%
Nannochloropsis sp.31–68%
Schizochytrium sp.50–77%
Neochloris oleoabundans35–54%
Nitzschia sp.45–47%