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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 extracting algae components for diesel blend stock production utilizing alcohols
Application Number
13/475604
Publication Number
8323501 (B2)
Application Date
May 18, 2012
Publication Date
December 4, 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
B01D 11/00
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