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Title: Direct conversion of algal biomass to biofuel

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.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1159974
Report Number(s):
8,858,657
13/333,479
DOE Contract Number:
EE0003046
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 Dec 21
Research Org:
Arrowhead Center, Inc., Las Cruces, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS