Sorbent Material Utilized (e.g., Activated Carbon, Decolorizing Clay, Bentonite, Synthetic Resin, Etc.) Patents (Class 554/191)
  • Patent number: 11098265
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for treating an oil comprising a chlorophyll derivative. In particular, the present disclosure relates to an improved process for removing impurities, including chlorophyll derivatives and/or trace metals, from an oil using an adsorbent comprising a silica treated with an alkali earth metal oxide, such as magnesium oxide. The process comprises contacting the oil with the adsorbent, wherein the pH of the silica is about 7 or greater, including from about 7 to about 10. The process may further comprise contacting the oil with a polypeptide having decolorase activity or a composition comprising the polypeptide, prior to contact with the adsorbent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Bunge Global Innovation, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Loren Gene Dayton, Demetrius Michos, Cristian Libanati, Chelsea Grimes
  • Patent number: 10982159
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for reducing the content of monoglycerides (MG), also called monoacylglycerides (MAG), especially of saturated monoglycerides (SMG), in a crude biodiesel (CB).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: GEA Mechanical Equipment GmbH
    Inventor: Abel Fernandes Campos
  • Patent number: 10723973
    Abstract: The present invention provides a chromatographic separation process for recovering a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) product from a feed mixture, which comprises: (a) purifying the feed mixture in a first chromatographic separation step using an eluent a mixture of water and a first organic solvent, to obtain an intermediate product; and (b) purifying the intermediate product in a second chromatographic separation step using as eluent a mixture of water and a second organic solvent, to obtain the PUFA product, wherein the second organic solvent is different from the first organic solvent and has a polarity index which differs from the polarity index of the first organic solvent by between 0.1 and 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: BASF Pharma (Callanish) Limited
    Inventors: Adam Kelliher, Angus Morrison
  • Patent number: 10214475
    Abstract: The present invention provides a chromatographic separation process for recovering a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) product from a feed mixture, which comprises: (a) purifying the feed mixture in a first chromatographic separation step using an eluent a mixture of water and a first organic solvent, to obtain an intermediate product; and (b) purifying the intermediate product in a second chromatographic separation step using as eluent a mixture of water and a second organic solvent, to obtain the PUFA product, wherein the second organic solvent is different from the first organic solvent and has a polarity index which differs from the polarity index of the first organic solvent by between 0.1 and 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: BASF Pharma (Callanish) Limited
    Inventors: Adam Kelliher, Angus Morrison
  • Patent number: 9771542
    Abstract: The present invention provides a chromatographic separation process for recovering a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) product from a feed mixture, which process comprises passing the feed mixture through one or more chromatographic columns containing, as eluent, an aqueous organic solvent, wherein the temperature of at least one of the chromatographic columns through which the feed mixture is passed is greater than room temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: BASF Pharma Callanish Ltd.
    Inventors: Adam Kelliher, Angus Morrison, Anil Oroskar, Rakesh Vikraman Nair Rema, Abhilesh Agarwal
  • Patent number: 9695382
    Abstract: The present invention provides a chromatographic separation process for recovering a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) product from a feed mixture which is a fish oil or which is derived from fish oil, which process comprises the steps of: (i) purifying the feed mixture in a chromatographic separation step, to obtain a first intermediate product; and (ii) purifying the first intermediate product obtained in (i) in a simulated or actual moving bed chromatographic separation step, to obtain a second intermediate product; and (iii) purifying the second intermediate product obtained in (ii) in a simulated or actual moving bed chromatographic separation step, to obtain the PUFA product; wherein an aqueous organic solvent is used as eluent in each separation step; saturated and/or monounsaturated fatty acids present in the feed mixture are removed in the first separation step; the PUFA product is separated from different components of the feed mixture in steps (ii) and (iii); and the PUFA product obtained in the t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: BASF PHARMA (CALLANISH) LIMITED
    Inventors: Adam Kelliher, Angus Morrison, Anil Oroskar, Rakesh Vikraman Nair Rema, Abhilesh Agarwal
  • Patent number: 9694302
    Abstract: The present invention provides a chromatographic separation process for recovering a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) product from a feed mixture, which comprises: (a) purifying the feed mixture in a first chromatographic separation step using an eluent a mixture of water and a first organic solvent, to obtain an intermediate product; and (b) purifying the intermediate product in a second chromatographic separation step using as eluent a mixture of water and a second organic solvent, to obtain the PUFA product, wherein the second organic solvent is different from the first organic solvent and has a polarity index which differs from the polarity index of the first organic solvent by between 0.1 and 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: BASF PHARMA (CALLANISH) LIMITED
    Inventors: Adam Kelliher, Angus Morrison
  • Patent number: 9505701
    Abstract: Alkyl esters (butyl, hexyl, or other) of full composition palm fatty acids, palm fatty acid distillates (PFAD), and palm kernel fatty acid distillates (PKFAD) can be used to generate polyurethane and lubricant products. The alkyl esters of the present invention can be produced via ozonolysis. The improved method for producing alkyl esters includes reacting at least one substance having at least one carbon-to-carbon double bond with ozone in the presence of least one monoalcohol that azeotropes with water. In particular, the method may comprise reacting with at least one first mole of ozone and at least one second mole of ozone, and further comprises refluxing before addition of the second mole of ozone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Petroliam Nasional Berhad
    Inventors: Daniel B. Garbark, Herman Paul Benecke
  • Patent number: 9370730
    Abstract: The present invention provides a chromatographic separation process for recovering a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) product, from a feed mixture, which process comprises introducing the feed mixture to a simulated or actual moving bed chromatography apparatus having a plurality of linked chromatography columns containing, as eluent, an aqueous organic solvent, wherein the apparatus has a plurality of zones comprising at least a first zone and second zone, each zone having an extract stream and a raffinate stream from which liquid can be collected from said plurality of linked chromatography columns, and wherein (a) a raffinate stream containing the PUFA product together with more polar components is collected from a column in the first zone and introduced to a nonadjacent column in the second zone, and/or (b) an extract stream containing the PUFA product together with less polar components is collected from a column in the second zone and introduced to a nonadjacent column in the first zone, said PUFA prod
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: BASF PHARMA CALLANISH LIMITED
    Inventors: Adam Kelliher, Angus Morrison, Anil Oroskar, Rakesh Vikraman Nair Rema, Abhilesh Agarwal
  • Patent number: 9347020
    Abstract: The present invention provides a chromatographic separation process for recovering a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) product from a feed mixture, which process comprises passing the feed mixture through one or more chromatographic columns containing, as eluent, an aqueous organic solvent, wherein the temperature of at least one of the chromatographic columns through which the feed mixture is passed is greater than room temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: BASF Pharma Callanish Limited
    Inventors: Adam Kelliher, Angus Morrison, Anil Oroskar, Rakesh Vikraman Nair Rema, Abhilesh Agarwal
  • Patent number: 9321715
    Abstract: The present invention provides a chromatographic separation process for recovering a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) product, from a feed mixture, which process comprises introducing the feed mixture to a simulated or actual moving bed chromatography apparatus having a plurality of linked chromatography columns containing, as eluent, an aqueous alcohol, wherein the apparatus has a plurality of zones comprising at least a first zone and second zone, each zone having an extract stream and a raffinate stream from which liquid can be collected from said plurality of linked chromatography columns, and wherein (a) a raffinate stream containing the PUFA product together with more polar components is collected from a column in the first zone and introduced to a nonadjacent column in the second zone, and/or (b) an extract stream containing the PUFA product together with less polar components is collected from a column in the second zone and introduced to a nonadjacent column in the first zone, said PUFA product bein
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: BASF Pharma (Callanish) Limited
    Inventors: Adam Kelliher, Angus Morrison, Anil Oroskar, Rakesh Vikraman Nair Rema, Abhilesh Agarwal
  • Patent number: 9315762
    Abstract: The present invention provides a chromatographic separation process for recovering a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) product from a feed mixture which is a fish oil or which is derived from fish oil, which process comprises the steps of: (i) purifying the feed mixture in a chromatographic separation step, to obtain a first intermediate product; and (ii) purifying the first intermediate product obtained in (i) in a simulated or actual moving bed chromatographic separation step, to obtain a second intermediate product; and (iii) purifying the second intermediate product obtained in (ii) in a simulated or actual moving bed chromatographic separation step, to obtain the PUFA product; wherein an aqueous organic solvent is used as eluent in each separation step; saturated and/or monounsaturated fatty acids present in the feed mixture are removed in the first separation step; the PUFA product is separated from different components of the feed mixture in steps (ii) and (iii); and the PUFA product obtained in the th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: BASF Pharma Callanish Limited
    Inventors: Adam Kelliher, Angus Morrison, Anil Oroskar, Rakesh Vikraman Nair Rema, Abhilesh Agarwal
  • Patent number: 9234157
    Abstract: The present invention provides a chromatographic separation process for recovering a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) product from a feed mixture, which process comprises the steps of: (i) purifying the feed mixture in a first separation step in a simulated or actual moving bed chromatography apparatus having a plurality of linked chromatography columns containing, as eluent, an aqueous organic solvent, to obtain an intermediate product; and (ii) purifying the intermediate product obtained in (i) in a second separation step using a simulated or actual moving bed chromatography apparatus having a plurality of linked chromatography columns containing, as eluent, an aqueous organic solvent, to obtain the PUFA product; wherein (a) the first and second separation steps are carried out sequentially on the same chromatography apparatus, the intermediate product being recovered between the first and second separation steps and the process conditions in the chromatography apparatus being adjusted between the first an
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: BASF Pharma Callanish Limited
    Inventors: Adam Kelliher, Angus Morrison, Anil Oroskar, Rakesh Vikraman Nair Rema, Abhilesh Agarwal
  • Publication number: 20150126760
    Abstract: A highly unsaturated fatty acid or a highly unsaturated fatty acid ethyl ester that has been produced using as a feedstock oil a fat or oil that contains highly unsaturated fatty acids as constituent fatty acids and which has been reduced in the contents of environmental pollutants, wherein among the dioxins contained, polychlorinated dibenzoparadioxins (PCDDs) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) are contained in amounts of less than 0.05 pg-TEQ/g and coplanar PCBs (Co-PCBs) in amounts of less than 0.03 pg-TEQ/g. Also disclosed is a method for producing the highly unsaturated fatty acid or highly unsaturated fatty acid ethyl ester by the steps of removing free fatty acids and environmental pollutants by thin-film distillation from a feedstock oil, ethyl esterifying the resulting fat or oil, and refining the same by rectification and column chromatography.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobushige Doisaki, Kazuhiko Hata, Shinji Tokiwa, Kazunori Matsushima
  • Patent number: 9023749
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for performing regeneration of a decolorization capacity of waste clay that has been used for purification of fats and oils, and production of a thermally recyclable compound as a biofuel from oily ingredients in the waste clay at the same time in a convenient manner. That is, a method for producing purified fats and oils of the invention includes: a method for producing regenerated clay including the steps of mixing waste clay that has been used for purification of fats and oils, lower alcohol, and an acidic catalyst; and performing extraction of oily ingredients from the waste clay, and an esterification reaction between the fats and oils and/or a free fatty acid in the oily ingredients and the lower alcohol at the same time so as to regenerate a decolorization capacity of the waste clay; regenerated clay that is produced by the method for producing the regenerated clay; and a process of decolorizing the fats and oils using the regenerated clay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: The Nisshin Oillio Group, Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Negishi, Kunihiko Tokunaga, Hitoshi Itou, Yumi Kawanobe, Hiroyuki Itagaki
  • Patent number: 9006502
    Abstract: A process for the production of bio-oil from solid urban waste, comprising the following steps: a) subjecting said solid urban waste to liquefaction, obtaining a mixture including an oily phase consisting of bio-oil, a solid phase and an aqueous phase; b) subjecting the aqueous phase obtained in the liquefaction step a) to fermentation, obtaining a fermented biomass; c) feeding the fermented biomass obtained in the fermentation step b) to the liquefaction step a). The bio-oil (or bio-crude) thus obtained can be advantageously used in the production of biofuels which can be used as such or mixed with other motor vehicle fuels. Alternatively, this bio-oil (or bio-crude) can be used as such (biocombustible) or mixed with fossil combustibles (combustible oil, coal, etc.) for the generation of electric energy or heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: ENI S.p.A.
    Inventors: Aldo Bosetti, Daniele Bianchi, Giuliana Franzosi, Marco Ricci
  • Patent number: 8987487
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for removing phosphorus-containing compounds from triglyceride-containing compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Süd—Chemie IP GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ulrich Sohling, Friedrich Ruf, Andrea Stege
  • Patent number: 8969605
    Abstract: A process for producing bio-oil from municipal solid waste, the process including: a) liquifying municipal solid waste, to obtain a mixture containing an oily phase containing bio-oil, a solid phase, and a first aqueous phase; b) treating the first aqueous phase from a) with an adsorbing material, to obtain a second aqueous phase; c) fermenting the second aqueous phase from b), to obtain a biomass; d) subjecting the biomass obtained in c) to the liquification a). The bio-oil obtained is advantageously used in the production of biofuels for motor vehicles or for the generation of electric energy or heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: ENI S.p.A.
    Inventors: Aldo Bosetti, Giuliana Franzosi
  • Patent number: 8871961
    Abstract: A process for continuous production of biodiesel from vegetable oils or animal fats by transesterification with methanol or ethanol to give crude fatty acid alkyl esters, subsequent washing with water in a wash column to remove water-soluble impurities, subsequent drying by vaporization of the water content and subsequent removal of steryl glycosides by adsorption onto calcium bentonite, wherein the adsorption column(s) used is/are regenerated in a first step, for desorption of the steryl glycosides, by rinsing with a mixture consisting of fatty acid alkyl esters and methanol or ethanol, and in a subsequent second step, for removal of methanol residues, by rinsing with fatty acid alkyl esters or with gaseous nitrogen or carbon dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Eckhard Seidel, Rudolf Boensch, Norbert Palauschek, Helmut Saft
  • Publication number: 20140296549
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to processes for reducing impurities and separating natural components from a non-marine fatty acid oil mixture using at least one selective membrane, and compositions thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: EVONIK MEMBRANE EXTRACTION TECHNOLOGY LTD.
    Inventors: Andrew Boam, Henrik Fismen, Velichka Yordanova Koleva, Fui Wen Lim, Maria Ines Fontes Rocha, Sverre Sondbo, Eddy G. Torp
  • Patent number: 8846963
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a refined fat or oil, including: carrying out a first steam treatment of bringing a fat or oil into contact with water vapor; subsequently carrying out a treatment of bringing the fat or oil into contact with an adsorbent; and further carrying out a second steam treatment of bringing the fat or oil having a temperature lower by 10° C. or more than a temperature of the fat or oil in the first steam treatment into contact with water vapor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: KAO Corporation
    Inventors: Testuya Abe, Minoru Kase, Shinpei Fukuhara, Toshiteru Komatsu, Keiji Shibata
  • Publication number: 20140248643
    Abstract: A chromatographic process for the enrichment of at least one compound of interest from a mixture is proposed, using chromatographic columns, wherein said process involves a sequence of the following steps: (i) a cyclic accumulation phase, in which the chromatographic columns are alternatingly operated in an interconnected phase, followed by a disconnected phase, wherein subsequently columns exchange places and wherein the phases are carried out sequentially; (ii) a cyclic separation phase, in which the chromatographic columns are alternatingly operated in an interconnected phase, followed by a disconnected phase, wherein after these phases columns exchange places to undergo the next interconnected and disconnected phases; and (iii) an elution phase, in which from the column, which at the end of phase (i) or at the end of phase (ii) contains the compound of interest, is extracted via the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: CHROMACON AG
    Inventors: Thomas MÜLLER-SPÄTH, Guido STRÖHLEIN, Lars AUMANN, Michael BAVAND, Nicole ULMER
  • Patent number: 8802879
    Abstract: The invention describes process for demetallation of vegetable oils and animal fats to reduce metal content below 1 ppm to make them suitable for hydroprocessing feedstocks. The process comprises acid treatment with very low concentration of acids, utilizing synergistic effect of phosphoric acid and citric acid, followed by counter-current treatment with clay without intermediate step of water washing and treatment with ion exchange resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.
    Inventors: Sarvesh Kumar, Ravi B. Kumar, Alok Sharma, Brijesh Kumar, Surbhi Semwal, Ajay Kumar Arora, Suresh Kumar Puri, Saeed Ahmed, Vivekanand Kagdiyal, Santanam Rajagopal, Ravinder Kumar Malhotra, Anand Kumar
  • Patent number: 8802880
    Abstract: A process is provided for recovering a first polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) from a feed mixture including at least one additional fatty acid (e.g., a second fatty acid (FA)). The process optionally comprises: performing a main step of chromatographic separation using an aqueous organic eluent and collecting a first stream of eluent enriched in the first PUFA and a second stream of eluent enriched in the second FA; subjecting the second stream of eluent to a concentration step to obtain a concentrated portion including the second FA, and a depleted portion comprising eluent, but depleted of the second FA. The water-to-organic ratio of the depleted portion is lower than the water-to-organic ratio of the second stream of eluent. The process also includes: at least partially recycling the depleted portion for use in the main step of chromatographic separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Group Novasep
    Inventors: Philippe Adam, Eric Valéry, Jean Bléhaut
  • Patent number: 8772518
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a method, whereby, in the dry fractionation of an oil or fat, a decrease in solid-liquid separation efficiency, said decrease being caused by the engulfment of a filtrate fraction into a crystal fraction after crystallization and press filtration, can be prevented and thus the crystal slurry can be efficiently separated after the crystallization. A method for the dry fractionation of an oil or fat, said method comprising, before or after crystallization, adding a definite amount of a filtration aid followed by mixing and then press-filtering the thus obtained crystal slurry. Thus, the crystal slurry can be easily separated into a crystal fraction with little engulfment of a liquid fraction and the liquid fraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Oil Company Limited
    Inventors: Kenji Murai, Kazuhisa Ogawa, Shin Yoneda
  • Publication number: 20140121396
    Abstract: Various methods are provided for metathesizing a feedstock. In one aspect, a method includes providing a feedstock including a natural oil, chemically treating the feedstock under conditions sufficient to diminish catalyst poisons in the feedstock, and, following the treating, combining a metathesis catalyst with the feedstock under conditions sufficient to metathesize the feedstock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: ELEVANCE RENEWABLE SCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel W. Lemke, Kevin D. Uptain, Francis Amore, Tim Abraham
  • Publication number: 20140121397
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing refined fats and oils with less by-products, good taste and flavor and hue, and reduced smoke generation. The method for manufacturing refined fats and oils includes: (1) carrying out an adsorption treatment of bringing fats and oils into contact with clay (A) and at least one kind of alkaline earth metal salt (B) selected from the group consisting of an oxide, a carbonate, and a silicate of an alkaline earth metal; and (2) subsequently carrying out a deodorization treatment of bringing the resultant fats and oils into contact with water vapor at 180° C. or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minoru Kase, Toshiteru Komatsu
  • Patent number: 8680305
    Abstract: A method of obtaining a polyunsaturated fatty acid derivative comprises contacting a mixture of fatty acid derivatives with a silver salt aqueous solution, and adjusting the free fatty acid content in the silver salt aqueous solution to 0.2 meq or less per gram of silver when repeatedly using the silver salt aqueous solution. A polyunsaturated fatty acid derivative having high purity and excellent quality can thus be economically obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignees: Q.P. Corporation, Bizen Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Sakaguchi, Hideaki Kobayashi, Yoshihisa Misawa, Keisuke Uryu, Yoshio Shimizu
  • Patent number: 8653288
    Abstract: A process for making a deodorized edible oil or fat having a low level of bound MCPD (monochloro propanediol esters) and/or low level of bound 3-MCPD is described. The process comprises a step of contacting the oil or fat to a carboxymethyl cellulose or an ion exchange resin. The carboxymethyl cellulose can be a Blanose® cellulose gum and the resin can be a cationic resin. A deodorized vegetable oil or fat and a food product made there from is described. The food product can be an infant formula. It exhibits low levels of bound MCPD and/or low level of bound 3-MCPD. In one embodiment the oil or fat has a reduced level of free fatty acid as well as a limpid aspect and no off-flavors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Constantin Bertoli, Francois Cauville, Annemarie Johanna Hendrika Schoonman
  • Patent number: 8642824
    Abstract: Various methods are provided for metathesizing a feedstock. In one aspect, a method includes providing a feedstock comprising a natural oil, chemically treating the feedstock under conditions sufficient to diminish catalyst poisons in the feedstock, and, following the treating, combining a metathesis catalyst with the feedstock under conditions sufficient to metathesize the feedstock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel W. Lemke, Kevin D. Uptain, Francis Amore, Tim Abraham
  • Publication number: 20140018560
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the field of refined oils. In particular, the present invention relates to refined plant oils substantially free of chlorinated contaminants, such as monochloropropanediol (MCPD), in particular 3-MCPD di-esters, and to a process to produce such oils. To achieve this, crude oil is liquid-liquid extracted to remove chlorine donors before it is further refined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Laurence Sandoz, Brian Craft, Frederic Destaillats, Kornel Nagy
  • Publication number: 20140018561
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the field of oil refinement. In particular, the present invention relates to the field of processes to produce refined oils, substantially free of contaminants, such as glycidyl esters, for example. In accordance with the present invention, such refined plant oils free of glycidyl esters may be obtained by using plant oil or a plant oil fractions having a maximum level of 3 weight-% diacylglycerols (DAG) in the oil refinement process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Brian Craft, Frederic Destaillats, Laurence Sandoz, Kornel Nagy
  • Publication number: 20140018562
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the field of refined oils. In particular, the present invention relates to refined plant oils substantially free of chlorinated contaminants, such as monochloropropanediol (MCPD), in particular 3-MCPD di-esters, and to a process to produce such oils. To achieve this, at least one alcohol is added to the oil during refinement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Frederic Destaillats, Kornel Nagy, Laurence Sandoz, Brian Craft
  • Patent number: 8629291
    Abstract: Process and steps for the production of biodiesel and/or glycerin from feedstock are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Menlo Energy Management, LLC
    Inventors: Gaurav Shah, Sunil Suri
  • Publication number: 20140012025
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for removing phosphorus-containing compounds from triglyceride-containing compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: SUD -CHEMIE IP GmbH & CO.KG
    Inventors: Ulrich Sohling, Friedrich Ruf, Andrea Stege
  • Publication number: 20130310588
    Abstract: The method of purifying an unrefined edible oil or fat by contacting the unrefined edible oil or fat with at least one adsorbent material. The at least one adsorbent material comprises magnesium silicate. The magnesium silicate may be used alone or in combination with other purifying materials, such as citric acid. Such method provides for improved removal of impurities, such as phosphorus-containing compounds, soap, chlorophyll, metals, and sterol glucosides from the unrefined edible oil or fat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: George E. Hicks, Brian S. Cooke, Bryan L. Bertram, Chris Abrams
  • Patent number: 8586773
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to processes for preparing oil compositions having a high concentration of poly-unsaturated fatty acids and oil compositions having a low concentration of ?-linolenic acid. In addition, the present invention is directed to processes for preparing oil compositions having advantageous stability characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventors: Juan P. Arhancet, Jerald D. Heise, Vallabh Makadia
  • Patent number: 8507703
    Abstract: A purification system suitable for use in fatty material processing is disclosed. A method of using a purification system to process fatty materials, such as oils, edible oils, fats, and similar materials, is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Grace GmbH & Co. KG.
    Inventor: Massoud Jalalpoor
  • Publication number: 20130150603
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for performing regeneration of a decolorization capacity of waste clay that has been used for purification of fats and oils, and production of a thermally recyclable compound as a biofuel from oily ingredients in the waste clay at the same time in a convenient manner. That is, a method for producing purified fats and oils of the invention includes: a method for producing regenerated clay including the steps of mixing waste clay that has been used for purification of fats and oils, lower alcohol, and an acidic catalyst; and performing extraction of oily ingredients from the waste clay, and an esterification reaction between the fats and oils and/or a free fatty acid in the oily ingredients and the lower alcohol at the same time so as to regenerate a decolorization capacity of the waste clay; regenerated clay that is produced by the method for producing the regenerated clay; and a process of decolorizing the fats and oils using the regenerated clay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: The Nisshin Oillio Group, Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Negishi, Kunihiko Tokunaga, Hitoshi Itou, Yumi Kawanobe, Hiroyuki Itagaki
  • Publication number: 20130115693
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a device, comprising a hollow body having at least one open end comprising at least one solid matrix binding, adsorbing, absorbing, chelating or retaining compounds which are not desired in a sample and preferably at least one barrier which is non-permeable for liquids and solids under ambience conditions, however, becomes liquid-permeable by applying an external force to said barrier, the use of such a device for isolating or purifying a biomolecule from a sample, a method for preparation of said device and a method for isolation or purification of any biomolecule using said device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventors: Vera Holländer, Markus Müller, Karin Schulte
  • Publication number: 20130109079
    Abstract: A method for separating an organic component from a mixture containing the organic component, water, and a microorganism, the method comprising (a) subjecting the mixture to a first separation step under mild conditions in order to generate a first stream containing water and organic component, and a second stream containing water and microorganism; and (b) subjecting the first stream to a second separation step under conditions which result in separation of the organic component from the water. The method allows for the organic component to be separated from the water under relatively severe conditions, due to the prior removal of the microorganism, and thus makes it possible to recycle the undamaged microorganism. The organic component may comprise a microbial oil which is suitable for use as, or conversion to, a biofuel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventor: Shell Oil Company
  • Publication number: 20130039872
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of an ester in a reactor, a device, a process for the preparation of a thermoplastic composition comprising the ester prepared according to the invention, a process for the production of a shaped article comprising the ester according to the invention or the thermoplastic composition according to the invention, a process for the production of a packed product, a process for the production of an at least partly coated object, and uses of the esters according to the invention as an additive in various compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Peter Daute, Wilhelm Reiners, Martin Schäfer, Udo Frerichs, Hinrich Hildebrandt, Joern Ellerbrake
  • Patent number: 8357814
    Abstract: [Problems] To provide a method of purifying interesterified oils, which is capable of efficiently purifying the interesterified oil through a series of steps effectively solving a problem of decreased oxidation stability of the interesterified oil that is purified and a problem of color tone. [Means for Solution] Water is added and mixed into an interesterified oil of animal/vegetable fat and oil in an amount of 0.30 to 5.0 parts by weight per 100 parts by weight of the interesterified oil, followed by dehydration. Thereafter, a decolorizing treatment is conducted by adding an adsorbent thereto, and filtration is conducted to remove soaps, an alkali catalyst and the adsorbent contained in the interesterified oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Mizusawa Industrial Chemicals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Demura, Shuichi Abe
  • Patent number: 8354551
    Abstract: Highly pure esterified propoxylated glycerin suitable for use as a fat substitute in various foodstuffs may be efficiently manufactured using a process involving direct esterification of propoxylated glycerin with excess fatty acid, bleaching, deacidification/deodorization, and treatment with activated carbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Choco Finesse LLC
    Inventors: Leopold Strecker, Louie Flowers, Dana Overman, David Rowe
  • Publication number: 20130012733
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a refined fat or oil, including: carrying out a first steam treatment of bringing a fat or oil into contact with water vapor; subsequently carrying out a treatment of bringing the fat or oil into contact with an adsorbent; and further carrying out a second steam treatment of bringing the fat or oil having a temperature lower by 10° C. or more than a temperature of the fat or oil in the first steam treatment into contact with water vapor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: KAO Corporation
    Inventors: Testuya Abe, Minoru Kase, Shinpei Fukuhara, Toshiteru Komatsu, Keiji Shibata
  • Patent number: 8293932
    Abstract: A process for extracting a substance or a substance group from a mixture utilizes a solvent for separation. The mixture is treated with the solvent in the presence of a sorbent as the stationary phase, wherein the solvent is conducted past the sorbent in a co-current flow with the mixture or in a counter-current flow against the mixture, or wherein the solvent is conducted past the non-moving mixture and the sorbent. The solvent and the sorbent are selected such that the holding effect of the sorbent supports the separation by the solvent during the separation procedure and/or subsequently supplements the separation by interacting with the solvent as the mobile phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: K.D. Pharma GmbH
    Inventors: Rudolf Krumbholz, Peter Lembke
  • Publication number: 20120264957
    Abstract: A method for isolating chlorophylls from intact algal cells is provided. The method includes dewatering intact algal cells from an algal cell culture to make an algal biomass, extracting lipids along with carotenoids and chlorophylls from the algal biomass, and separation of the chlorophylls using adsorption or membrane diafiltration or other methods. The method can include selective extraction of other algal components including polar lipids, neutral lipids, proteins, and carbohydrates. The method may include esterifying the lipids with a catalyst in the presence of an alcohol, and separating a water soluble fraction comprising glycerin from a water insoluble fraction comprising fuel esters and distilling the fuel esters under vacuum to obtain a C16 or shorter fuel esters fraction, a C16 or longer fuel ester fraction, and a residue comprising omega-3 fatty acids esters and remaining carotenoids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: HELIAE DEVELOPMENT, LLC
    Inventor: Aniket KALE
  • Publication number: 20120238770
    Abstract: Vegetable oils having a low level of glycidol esters are disclosed. Methods for reduction of the content of glycidol esters in edible oils are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND COMPANY
    Inventors: Scott Bloomer, Phil Hogan, John Inmok Lee, Mark Matlock, Lisa M. Pfalzgraf, Leif Solheim, Lori E. Wicklund
  • Publication number: 20120219672
    Abstract: It is provided a process for producing a purified essential oil excellent in safety and quality with high productivity from an essential oil comprising a harmful contaminant such as an agricultural chemical by simply and smoothly removing the contaminant with high removal rate without causing poor balance of flavor which the essential oil originally has, decrease of flavor strength and the like. It relates to a process for producing a purified essential oil by treating an essential oil comprising a contaminant with an active carbon to remove the contaminant and the removal rate of the contaminant is further improved by using an active carbon activated with a chemical, particularly an active carbon activated with zinc chloride, in the treatment, or by conducting the treatment at a low temperature of room temperature or lower, particularly at ?25° C. to 5° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: TAKASAGO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo TAKEUCHI, Shigemasa Oshikubo
  • Patent number: 8242296
    Abstract: A method of making biofuels and valuable food and neutraceutical products includes dewatering intact algal cells to make an algal biomass, extracting neutral lipids along with carotenoids and chlorophylls from the algal biomass, and separating the carotenoids and chlorophylls. The remaining neutral lipids are esterified with a catalyst in the presence of an alcohol. The method also includes separating a water soluble fraction comprising glycerin from a water insoluble fraction comprising fuel esters and distilling the fuel esters under vacuum to obtain a C16 or shorter fuel esters fraction, a C16 or longer fuel ester fraction, and a residue comprising omega-3 fatty acids esters and remaining carotenoids. The method further includes hydrogenating and deoxygenating at least one of (i) the C16 or shorter fuel esters to obtain a jet fuel blend stock and (ii) the C16 or longer fuel esters to obtain a diesel blend stock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Heliae Development, LLC
    Inventor: Aniket Kale