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Hu Zhihao, Valle Fernando: Enhanced production of fatty acid derivatives. Ls9, Hu Zhihao, Valle Fernando, SONG Victor L, October 2, 2008: WO/2008/119082 (79 worldwide citation)

Genetically engineered cells and microorganisms are provided that produce products from the fatty acid biosynthetic pathway (fatty acid derivatives), as well as methods of their use. The products are particularly useful as biofuels.


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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 (79 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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WU BENJAMIN CHIAU PIN: Systems and methods for producing biofuels from algae. LIVEFUELS, Peterson James W, April 1, 2010: WO/2010/036334 (54 worldwide citation)

The invention provides systems and methods for producing biofuel from algae wherein the algae and fishes are co-cultured in a body of water. The methods further comprise inducing the algae to accumulate lipids by environmental stress, and concentrating the algae prior to extraction of the algal oil. ...


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HENTGES PETER F: Systems and methods for harvesting algae from photobioreactors. Solix Biofuels, Fernandez Benjamin S, December 29, 2010: WO/2010/151606 (53 worldwide citation)

A method for harvesting algae according to embodiments of the present invention includes filling a reservoir at least partially with a liquid, submerging a bag at least partially in the liquid, the bag containing media, the media comprising algae, the bag comprising a first end, a second end, a harv ...


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Bradin David: Improved biodiesel fuel, additives, and lubbricants. Cps Biofuels, Bradin David, GRUNE Guerry, March 8, 2007: WO/2007/027669 (53 worldwide citation)

Compositions and methods for forming hydrocarbon products from triglycerides are disclosed. In one aspect, the methods involve the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis of syngas derived in whole or in part from glycerol. In another aspect, the methods involve the Kolbe electrolysis of fatty acids derived from ...


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SCHIRMER ANDREAS: Methods and compositions for producing hydrocarbons. LS9, Superko Colleen, November 19, 2009: WO/2009/140695 (48 worldwide citation)

Compositions and methods for producing aldehydes, alkanes, and alkenes are described herein. The aldehydes, alkanes, and alkenes can be used in biofuels.


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Aniket Kale: Methods of and systems for producing biofuels. Heliae Development, Tom Gallegos Esq, Colleen Superko Esq, March 20, 2012: US08137555 (44 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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Jerrel Dale Branson: System and method for extracting energy from agricultural waste. Best Biofuels c o Smithfield Foods, Hunton & Williams, January 30, 2007: US07169821 (44 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a process and apparatus for processing agricultural waste to make alcohol and/or biodiesel. The agricultural wastes are subjected to anaerobic digestion which produces a biogas stream containing methane, which is subsequently reformed to a syngas containing carbon mo ...



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