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Title: Direct conversion of algal biomass to biofuel

Abstract

A method and system for providing direct conversion of algal biomass. Optionally, the method and system can be used to directly convert dry algal biomass to biodiesels under microwave irradiation by combining the reaction and combining steps. Alternatively, wet algae can be directly processed and converted to fatty acid methyl esters, which have the major components of biodiesels, by reacting with methanol at predetermined pressure and temperature ranges.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Arrowhead Center, Inc., Las Cruces, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1159974
Patent Number(s):
8858657
Application Number:
13/333,479
Assignee:
Arrowhead Center, Inc. (Las Cruces, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C10 - PETROLEUM, GAS OR COKE INDUSTRIES C10L - FUELS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
C - CHEMISTRY C11 - ANIMAL OR VEGETABLE OILS, FATS, FATTY SUBSTANCES OR WAXES C11C - FATTY ACIDS FROM FATS, OILS OR WAXES
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0003046
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 Dec 21
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS

Citation Formats

Deng, Shuguang, Patil, Prafulla D, and Gude, Veera Gnaneswar. Direct conversion of algal biomass to biofuel. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Deng, Shuguang, Patil, Prafulla D, & Gude, Veera Gnaneswar. Direct conversion of algal biomass to biofuel. United States.
Deng, Shuguang, Patil, Prafulla D, and Gude, Veera Gnaneswar. Tue . "Direct conversion of algal biomass to biofuel". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1159974.
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Production Biofuels
patent-application, April 2010


Optimization of direct conversion of wet algae to biodiesel under supercritical methanol conditions
journal, January 2011


Optimization of microwave-assisted transesterification of dry algal biomass using response surface methodology
journal, January 2011