Document Type

Patent Application

Publication Date

9-20-2012

Abstract

A method of oil extraction and biomass recovery from microalgae is disclosed. Methods according to the invention extract lipids from a biomass source and concentrate protein in the solid biomass source by alcohol processing. Aqueous alcohol processing methods provide extraction and separation techniques for lipids and protein-rich biomass suitable for biofuels.

Patent Number

US 2012/0238732 A1

ISURF Reference Number

03872

Assignee

Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.

Application Number

US 13/418,560

Date Filed

3-13-2012

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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