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Brian Goodall
Brian L Goodall, Alex M Aravanis, Graig A Behnke, Richard J Cranford, Daniel J Sajkowski: Methods of preparing oil compositions for fuel refining. Sapphire Energy, May 10, 2012: US20120116138-A1

Disclosed herein are methods and systems for upgrading (for example, removing heteroatoms, metals, or metalloids) an oil composition derived or extracted from a biomass. The upgraded oil composition can be used to make a desired product, for example, a fuel product.


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Brian Goodall
Alex M Aravanis, Brian L Goodall, Michael Mendez, Jason L Pyle, Jaime E Moreno: Methods and systems for biofuel production. Sapphire Energy, Sapphire Energy, November 25, 2010: US20100297749-A1

The present disclosure relates to methods and systems for biofuel production. Systems of integrated biorefineries (IBR) and methods of using IBRs for producing fuel compositions and other products are provided herein. The IBRs can use algae for generating biofeedstock to produce the fuel composition ...


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Mendez Michael, Behnke Craig, Poon Yan, Lee Philip: Induction of flocculation in photosynthetic organisms. Sapphire Energy, Mendez Michael, Behnke Craig, Poon Yan, Lee Philip, Butler James, December 30, 2009: WO/2009/158658 (56 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides compositions and methods for producing flocculation moieties in photosynthetic organisms. The photosynthetic organisms are genetically modified to effect production, secretion, or both, of the flocculation moieties. Also provided are methods of flocculating organisms.


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MENDEZ MICHAEL: Production of fatty actds by genetically modified photosynthetic organisms. SAPPHIRE ENERGY, February 18, 2010: WO/2010/019813 (35 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to compositions that facilitate the production of enzymes by genetically modified photosynthetic microorganisms wherein the enzymes contribute to the synthesis of fatty acids, lipids or oils. In some embodiments the compositions are one or more vectors that encode one o ...


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GOODALL BRIAN: Methods of preparing oil compositions for fuel refining. SAPPHIRE ENERGY, October 28, 2010: WO/2010/124030 (29 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein are methods and systems for upgrading (for example, removing heteroatoms, metals, or metalloids) an oil composition derived or extracted from a biomass. The upgraded oil composition can be used to make a desired product, for example, a fuel product.


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Pyle Jason, Aravanis Alex: Methods of producing organic products with photosynthetic organisms and products and compositions thereof. Sapphire Energy, Pyle Jason, Aravanis Alex, SKUBATCH Maya, March 19, 2009: WO/2009/036087 (22 worldwide citation)

Provided herein are compositions and methods for producing products by photo synthetic organisms. The photosynthetic organisms can be genetically modified to effect production, expression, or both, of products. The methods and compositions are particularly useful in the petrochemical industry.


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BOTSCH KYLE: A SYSTEM FOR TRANSFORMATION OF THE CHLOROPLAST GENOME OF SCENEDESMUS SP. AND DUNALIELLA SP.. SAPPHIRE ENERGY, March 24, 2011: WO/2011/034863 (17 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure relates to methods of transforming various species of algae, for example, algae from the genus Scenedesmus and the genus Dunaliella, vectors and nucleic acid constructs useful in conducting such transformations, and recombinant algae, for example, Scenedesmus and Dunaliella pr ...


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PRICE Geoffrey L, GOODALL Brian L, SAJKOWSKI Daniel J: PRODUCTION DE PRODUITS AROMATIQUES À PARTIR DE RESSOURCES RENOUVELABLES, PRODUCTION OF AROMATICS FROM RENEWABLE RESOURCES. SAPPHIRE ENERGY, UNIVERSITY OF TULSA, PRICE Geoffrey L, GOODALL Brian L, SAJKOWSKI Daniel J, PEDERSEN Ken J, June 28, 2012: WO/2012/088546 (14 worldwide citation)

Renewable oils are converted to aromatics, by contact with a catalytically-active form of gallium, for use in the petrochemical industry and/or for fuel blending components or additives. The renewable oil(s) feature high oxygen content, high H/C mole ratios, and high fatty acid or fatty acid ester c ...


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Briggs Stephen, Mendez Michael, Mayfield Stephen, O Neill Bryan, Poon Yan, Lee Phillip, Behnke Craig Aaron, Fang Su Chiung: Molecule production by photosynthetic organisms. Sapphire Energy, The Scripps Research Institute, Briggs Stephen, Mendez Michael, Mayfield Stephen, O Neill Bryan, Poon Yan, Lee Phillip, Behnke Craig Aaron, Fang Su Chiung, QUINE Jonathan Alan, March 19, 2009: WO/2009/036067 (11 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides compositions and methods for producing products by photosynthetic organisms. The photosynthetic organisms are genetically modified to effect production, secretion, or both, of products. The methods and compositions are particularly useful in the petrochemical industry.


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Richard J Cranford, Alex M Aravanis, Stilianos G Roussis: Process for the recovery of oleaginous compounds from biomass. Sapphire Energy, Sapphire Energy, June 5, 2012: US08192628 (3 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein are methods and processes for the recovery of oleaginous compounds from biomass and in particular biomass comprises photosynthetic microorganisms. Also disclosure are oleaginous compounds obtained using the disclosed methods.



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