Re: Getting oil from algae.
- Well, I realize this won't work on a small scale but the ethanol guys are using a pretreatment process called Steam Explosion to blow apart the lignocellulose in wood. That ought to separate the wet cellulose in algae from the lipids.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Trent Creekmore" <trent@...> wrote:
> Yesterday I talked to Chemist about getting oil from algae.
> While he is not a biologist, he did some some Organic Chemistry and retired
> from Dow Chemical some years ago.
> He suggested using a large centrifuge known as a Cyclone to seperate the oil
> from the solid matter, that is if you could use some chemical or physical
> process to get the algae to release the oil.
> Anyone have any knowlege or experience in this?
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