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A method for producing biofuels is provided. A method of making biofuels includes dewatering substantially intact algal cells to make an algal biomass, extracting neutral lipids from the algal biomass, and esterifying the neutral lipids with a catalyst in the presence of an alcohol. The method also includes separating a water soluble fraction comprising glycerin from a water insoluble fraction comprising fuel esters and distilling the fuel esters under vacuum to obtain a C16 or shorter fuel esters fraction, a C16 or longer fuel ester fraction, and a residue comprising carotenoids and omega-3 fatty acids. The method further includes hydrogenating and deoxygenating at least one of (i) the C16 or shorter fuel esters to obtain a jet fuel blend stock and (ii) the C16 or longer fuel esters to obtain a diesel blend stock.

Title
Methods of producing biofuels from an algal biomass
Application Number
13/268072
Publication Number
8137556 (B2)
Application Date
October 7, 2011
Publication Date
March 20, 2012
Inventor
Aniket Kale
Chandler
AZ, US
Agent
Colleen Superko Esq
Tom Gallegos Esq
Assignee
Heliae Development
AZ, US
IPC
C10L 8/00
C02F 3/32
B01D 11/00
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