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Aniket Kale: Methods of extracting algae components for diesel blend stock production utilizing alcohols. Heliae Development, Tom Gallegos Esq, Justin Kniep Esq, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, December 4, 2012: US08323501 (17 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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Aniket Kale: Nondisruptive methods of extracting algal components for production of carotenoids, omega-3 fatty acids and biofuels. Heliae Development, Tom Gallegos Esq, Justin Kniep Esq, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, November 20, 2012: US08313647 (17 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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Aniket Kale: Methods of extracting neutral lipids and producing biofuels. Heliae Development, Tom Gallegos Esq, Justin Kniep Esq, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, November 13, 2012: US08308949 (17 worldwide citation)

Methods for selective extraction and fractionation of algal lipids and algal products are disclosed. A method of selective removal of products from an algal biomass provides for single and multistep extraction processes which enable efficient separation of algal components. Among these components ar ...


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Aniket Kale: Methods of and systems for producing diesel blend stocks. Heliae Developmet, Tom Gallegos Esq, Justin Kniep Esq, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, October 23, 2012: US08293108 (17 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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Zhihao Hu, Fernando Valle: Enhanced production of fatty acid derivatives. LS9, Linda R Judge, LS9, February 7, 2012: US08110670 (17 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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Aniket Kale: Methods of dewatering algae for extraction of algal products. Heliae Development, Tom Gallegos Esq, Justin Kniep Esq, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, November 27, 2012: US08318019 (16 worldwide citation)

A method of dewatering algae and recycling water therefrom is presented. A method of dewatering a wet algal cell culture includes removing liquid from an algal cell culture to obtain a wet algal biomass having a lower liquid content than the algal cell culture. At least a portion of the liquid remov ...


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Marc A Portnoff, David A Purta, Margaret A Nasta, Jingfeng Zhang, Faiz Pourarian: Methods for producing biodiesel. Carnegie Mellon University, Michael Best & Friedrich, October 18, 2011: US08039652 (16 worldwide citation)

Transesterification, esterification, and esterification-transesterification (both one-step and two-step) for producing biofuels. The process may be enhanced by one or more of the following: 1) applying microwave or RF energy; 2) passing reactants over a heterogeneous catalyst at sufficiently high ve ...


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Susan Leschine, Thomas A Warnick: Systems and methods for producing biofuels and related materials. University of Massachusetts, Fish & Richardson P C, March 23, 2010: US07682811 (16 worldwide citation)

Clostridium phytofermentans cells (American Type Culture Collection 700394T) and all other strains of the species can ferment materials such as biomass into useful products and coproducts, such as ethanol, hydrogen and organic acids. Compositions that include Clostridium phytofermentans are also dis ...


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Michael Cheiky, Rajashekharam Malyala: System for making renewable fuels. Cool Planet Biofuels, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, David E Heisey, March 20, 2012: US08137628 (15 worldwide citation)

Multiple catalytic processing stations couple with a system which produces volatile gas streams from biomass decomposition at discrete increasing temperatures. These catalytic processing stations can be programmed to maximize conversion of biomass to useful renewable fuel components based on input f ...


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Michael Charles Grady, Ranjan Patnaik: Method for producing butanol using extractive fermentation with electrolyte addition. Butamax Advanced Biofuels, Christine M Lhulier, December 31, 2013: US08617861 (15 worldwide citation)

A method for producing butanol through microbial fermentation, in which the butanol product is removed during the fermentation by extraction into a water-immiscible organic extractant in the presence of at least one electrolyte at a concentration at least sufficient to increase the butanol partition ...



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