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Subcritical water extraction of lipids from wet algal biomass

United States Patent

May 3, 2016
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Methods of lipid extraction from biomass, in particular wet algae, through conventionally heated subcritical water, and microwave-assisted subcritical water. In one embodiment, fatty acid methyl esters from solids in a polar phase are further extracted to increase biofuel production.
Deng; Shuguang (Las Cruces, NM), Reddy; Harvind K. (Las Cruces, NM), Schaub; Tanner (Las Cruces, NM), Holguin; Francisco Omar (Las Cruces, NM)
Arrowhead Center, Inc. (Las Cruces, NM)
13/ 936,874
July 8, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under Contracts No. DE-EE0003046, FA8650-11-C-2127, awarded by the US Department of Energy, US Air Force Research Laboratory respectively, and Contracts No. EEC-1028968, MRI DBI-0520956 awarded by the National Science Foundation.