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A method for separating polar lipids from plant material, in particular, intact algal cells, using an amphipathic solvent set and a hydrophobic solvent set. Some embodiments include dewatering intact algal cells and then extracting polar lipids from the algal cells. The methods provide for single and multistep extraction processes which allow for efficient separation of algal polar lipids from a wet algal biomass while avoiding emulsification of extraction mixtures. These polar lipids are high value products which can be used as surfactants, detergents, and food additives. Neutral lipids remaining in the algal biomass after extraction of polar lipids can be used to generate renewable fuels.

Title
Extraction of polar lipids by a two solvent method
Application Number
13/286889
Publication Number
8211308 (B2)
Application Date
November 1, 2011
Publication Date
July 3, 2012
Inventor
Aniket Kale
Chandler
AZ, US
Agent
Colleen Superko Esq
Tom Gallegos Esq
Assignee
Heliae Development
AZ, US
IPC
B01D 11/00
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