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Vick Bertrand, Caspari Matthew, Radaelli Guido: Methods and compositions for production and purification of biofuel from plants and microalgae. Aurora Biofuels, Vick Bertrand, Caspari Matthew, Radaelli Guido, CHEN Shirley, May 22, 2008: WO/2008/060571 (78 worldwide citation)

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 yea ...


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Radaelli Guido, Fleischer Daniel, Vick Bertrand, Caspari Matthew, Weissman Joseph, Rice David: Methods for concentrating microalgae. Aurora Biofuels, Radaelli Guido, Fleischer Daniel, Vick Bertrand, Caspari Matthew, Weissman Joseph, Rice David, WAHLSTEN Jennifer L, July 2, 2009: WO/2009/082696 (54 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides commercially viable, large-scale methods for concentrating microalgae with an average diameter of about 20 μm or less. The methods find use in concentrating microalgae with an average diameter of about 5 μm or less, for example, Nannochloropsis.


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Vick Bertrand, Kilian Oliver: Vcp-based vectors for algal cell transformation. Aurora Biofuels, Vick Bertrand, Kilian Oliver, Bathurst K Brian, December 10, 2009: WO/2009/149470 (11 worldwide citation)

Methods and compositions are provided herein for vector-transformed algal cells The vector comprises a Violaxanthinchlorophyll a binding protein (Vcp) promoter driving expression of an antibiotic resistance gene in an algal cell, and may be used to introduce a gene (or genes) into the alga Nannochlo ...


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Vick Bertrand, Kilian Oliver: Transformation of algal cells. Aurora Biofuels, Vick Bertrand, Kilian Oliver, Bathurst K Brian, December 10, 2009: WO/2009/149465 (5 worldwide citation)

Exemplary methods include a method for transforming an algal cell by preparing a transformation construct, preparing a particle for bombarding the algal cell, adhering the transformation construct to the particle, bombarding the algal cell with the particle, and growing the algal cell into a colony. ...


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BAILEY SHAUN: Efficient light harvesting. AURORA BIOFUELS, Bathurst K Brian, November 11, 2010: WO/2010/129041 (3 worldwide citation)

Various aspects provide for genetically modifying photosynthetic cells. In some cases, an integrated light harvesting efficiency of photosynthetic cells may be increased by reducing the amount of incident light that is absorbed but not used for photosynthesis. In some cases, an increased transparenc ...


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PARSHEH MEHRAN: Systems, methods, and media for circulating fluid in an algae cultivation pond. AURORA BIOFUELS, Bathurst Brian, December 23, 2010: WO/2010/147648 (3 worldwide citation)

Systems, methods and media for generating fluid flow in an algae cultivation pond are disclosed. Circulation of fluid in the algae cultivation pond is initiated via at least one jet. The circulation of fluid generates a velocity of fluid flow of at least ten centimeters per second in the algae culti ...


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Vick Bertrand: Glyphosate applications in aquaculture. Aurora Biofuels, Vick Bertrand, Bathurst Brian K, January 28, 2010: WO/2010/011335 (3 worldwide citation)

Methods for controlling a density of algae growing in an aquatic environment are provided. Exemplary methods include applying an effective amount of glyphosate to a density of algae growing in an aquatic environment. The algae may include genus Nannochloropsis and/or Dunaliella. The algae may also i ...


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BAILEY SHAUN: Optimization of response to light. AURORA BIOFUELS, Bathurst Brian, December 23, 2010: WO/2010/147662 (3 worldwide citation)

Various aspects provide for exposing a substance to light. Certain aspects include exposing a suspension of photosynthetic organisms to sunlight, and may include optimizing exposure to improve photosynthesis conditions. Certain embodiments include controlling an opacity or opacity profile of a suspe ...



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