Patent Number: 8,822,189

Title: Thermostable enzyme technology for algal bioconversion

Abstract: Thermostable enzyme technology for algal bioconversion The present invention relates to thermostable enzyme systems suitable for use in the production of biofuels and bio-products from algae, and to a method of producing energy feedstocks, stocks, specifically (i) fermentable sugars and (ii) lipid fractions from algae, for the production of biofuels such as bioethanol, biobutanol and bio-oils or biodiesel, as well as other value-added biomolecules (e.g. proteins, peptides, oils, pigments, nucleic acids).

Inventors: Murray; Patrick (Clonlara, IE), Fernandes; Sara (Galway, IE), Tuohy; Maria (Moycullen, IE)

Assignee: AER Sustainable Energy Limited

International Classification: B65G 25/00 (20060101); C11C 1/00 (20060101); C12P 7/58 (20060101); C12P 7/64 (20060101); C12P 1/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018