08273248 is referenced by 19 patents and cites 174 patents.

A method for separating neutral 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 neutral lipids from the algal cells. The methods provide for single and multistep extraction processes which allow for efficient separation of algal neutral lipids from a wet algal biomass while avoiding emulsification of extraction mixtures. The neutral lipids are removed after first removing a polar lipid fraction and a protein fraction. These neutral lipids can be used to generate renewable fuels as well as food products and supplements.

Title
Extraction of neutral lipids by a two solvent method
Application Number
13/526408
Publication Number
8273248 (B1)
Application Date
June 18, 2012
Publication Date
September 25, 2012
Inventor
Aniket Kale
Chandler
AZ, US
Agent
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
Justin Kniep Esq
Tom Gallegos Esq
Assignee
Heliae Development
AZ, US
IPC
C10L 8/00
B01D 11/00
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