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USE OF MARINE ALGAE FOR CO-PRODUCING ALKENONES, ALKENONE DERIVATIVES, AND CO-PRODUCTS

United States Patent Application

20150140619
A1
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A method comprising a series of selective extraction techniques for the parallel production of biodiesel and isolation of several valuable co-products including an alkenone hydrocarbon mixture of the kerosene/jet fuel range (primarily C10-, C12-, and C17-hydrocarbons) and fucoxanthin, a high-valued carotenoid, from the marine alkenone-producing microalgae Isochrysis.
Reddy, Christopher M. (Woods Hole, MA), O'Neil, Gregory W. (Bellingham, WA)
14/ 599,460
January 17, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was supported in part by the United States Government under National Science Foundation Grant No. CHE-1151492, and in part by the State of Massachusetts under Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Grant No. 16489900. These governments may have certain rights in this invention.