Do you know that oil derived from algae is an exciting renewable fuel possibility? – see Oilgae for more.
Extraction of Triglycerides from Micro-organisms
Oil is extracted from oil containing microorganisms by disintegrating the microorganisms and contacting them in the presence of a water content of at least 70% by weight of that originally present in the cellular material with a water immiscible solvent for the oil, separating the solvent from the microorganisms and recovering the oil from the solvent.
Patent number: 6180376
Filing date: Jan 20, 1998
Issue date: Jan 30, 2001
Inventor: John Macdonald Liddell
Assignee: Zeneca LimitedPrimary Examiner: Vera Afremova
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About Oilgae – Oilgae – Oil & Biodiesel from Algae has a focus on biodiesel production from algae while also discussing alternative energy in general. Algae present an exciting possibility as a feedstock for biodiesel, and when you realise that oil was originally formed from algae – among other related plants – you think “Hey! Why not oil again from algae!”
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