Disruption of Cell Walls for Enhanced Lipid Recovery

Eric Knoshaug (Inventor), Bryon Donohoe (Inventor), Lieve Laurens (Inventor), Stefanie Van Wychen (Inventor), Henri Gerken (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


Presented herein are methods of using cell wall degrading enzymes for recovery of internal lipid bodies from biomass sources such as algae. Also provided are algal cells that express at least one exogenous gene encoding a cell wall degrading enzyme and methods for recovering lipids from the cells.
Original languageAmerican English
Patent number8,986,977 B2
Filing date24/03/15
StatePublished - 2015

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PT-5100-65234


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