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US20060265945: Use of Kosteletzkya for production of seaside biodiesel fuel

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Inventor(s) John Gallagher · Denise Seliskar · Pei Qin ·
Assignee(s) GALLAGHER JOHN L · SELISKAR DENISE M · QIN PEI ·
Correspondent MCCARTER & ENGLISH, LLP;BASIL S. KRIKELIS ·
Application Number US11401788
Filing date 04/11/2006
Publication date 11/30/2006
Predicted expiration date 04/11/2026
U.S. Classifications 44/605  ·
International Classifications C10L500  ·
Kind CodeA1
18 Claims, No Drawings


Abstract

The present invention relates to the use of a halophyte, such as Kosteletzkya virginica, in producing oil for conversion to biodiesel fuel. The present invention is alternatively directed to the use of salinized land or irrigation of non-saline land with saltwater for production of biodiesel fuel, without using valuable freshwater resources.

Independent Claims | See all claims (18)

  1. 1. A method for producing biodiesel fuel from a halophyte plant, the method comprising the steps of obtaining oil from said halophyte plant and converting said oil to biodiesel fuel.
  2. 8. A biodiesel fuel produced by conversion of oil obtained from a halpophyte plant.
  3. 15. A method for producing biodiesel fuel from oil obtained from a plant grown on a salinized piece of land.

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