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Method and apparatus for iterative lysis and extraction of algae

United States Patent

December 1, 2015
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A method and system for processing algae involves the use of an ionic liquid-containing clarified cell lysate to lyse algae cells. The resulting crude cell lysate may be clarified and subsequently used to lyse algae cells. The process may be repeated a number of times before a clarified lysate is separated into lipid and aqueous phases for further processing and/or purification of desired products.
Chew; Geoffrey (Huntsville, AL), Boggs; Tabitha (Huntsville, AL), Dykes, Jr.; H. Waite H. (Huntsville, AL), Doherty; Stephen J. (New Hope, AL)
Streamline Automation, LLC (Huntsville, AL)
13/ 669,085
November 5, 2012
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The United States Government may have certain rights to the invention pursuant to Contract Number DE-SC0001306 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.