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Enzymatic Digestion of Microalgal Biomass for Lipid, Sugar, and Protein Recovery

United States Patent Application

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Methods for the recovery of lipids, sugars, and proteins from microbial biomass by enzymatic digestion are disclosed. The methods involve treating microalgae with a fungal acid protease, or with a mixture of at least one protease and at least one amylase.
Vadlamani, Agasteswar K. (Toledo, OH), Relue, Patricia (Toledo, OH), Viamajala, Sridhar (Toledo, OH), Shao, Heng (Toledo, OH), Varanasi, Sasidhar (Toledo, OH)
The University of Toledo (Toledo OH)
14/ 913,896
August 29, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0002] This invention was made with government support under Grant number CHE1230609 awarded by National Science Foundation and Grant number DE-EE0005993 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.