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Extraction of Lipids from Living Cells Utilizing Liquid CO

Abstract: 

A process for the extraction of lipids from living cells utilizing liquid carbon dioxide optionally in the presence of a porous inorganic matrix or polymer coating as well as additional solvents to improve extraction efficiency. The cells may also optionally be treated a photosensitive material to promote cellular photosynthesis.

Patent Number: 
9,217,119
Date Of Issue: 
12/22/2015
Inventors: 

Maoqi Feng; Darius D. Daruwalla; Jimell Erwin; W. Kennedy Gauger