WO/2008/060571 is referenced by 73 patents.

Methods and compositions are provided for producing purified oil from an organism, whether these organisms are wild type, selectively bred or genetically modified, and are suitable for the large scale production of an oil product. The organism may be an animal, a plant or a microorganism such as yeast, bacteria or algae. The organism is processed to create a biomass which can be extracted to remove the lipids contained within the biomass. The extraction produces a crude extract rich in lipids and containing residual contaminants. These contaminants are removed by contacting the crude extract with a composition that comprises a nanomaterial. Subsequently an oil product is recovered which is substantially free from residual contaminants, such as pigments.

Title
Methods and compositions for production and purification of biofuel from plants and microalgae
Application Number
PCT/US2007/023943
Publication Number
2008/060571
Application Date
November 13, 2007
Publication Date
May 22, 2008
Inventor
Radaelli Guido
Caspari Matthew
Vick Bertrand
Agent
CHEN Shirley
Assignee
Radaelli Guido
Caspari Matthew
Vick Bertrand
Aurora Biofuels
IPC
C11B 07/00
C11B 13/00
C11B 03/00
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