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Patent US10765966
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Biomass Extraction And Centrifugation Systems And Methods

The disclosure includes a method of using a biomass extraction and centrifugation system to extract and centrifuge biomass. In some embodiments, the method comprises loading a first portion of biomass into a vessel and loading a first portion of solvent into the vessel, and holding the first portion of biomass and the first portion of solvent in the vessel for a predetermined amount of time, whereby the first portion of biomass and the first portion of solvent define a first slurry of a first cycle. Accordingly, in some embodiments, the method comprises extracting at least a portion of a biomass extraction from the first slurry, and separating, via a centrifuge, the first slurry into a first extract discharge and a first waste discharge.

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  • Claim 1. A method of using a biomass extraction and centrifugation system to extract and centrifuge biomass, the method comprising: sending a first portion of biomass from abiomass feed tank into a vessel and sending a first portion of solvent from a solvent feed tank into the vesselholding the first portion of biomass and the first portion of solvent in the vessel for a predetermined amount of time, wherein a firstslurry of a first cycle comprises the first portion of biomass and the first portion of solventextracting at least a portion of a biomass extraction from the first slurry of the first cycleseparating, via a centrifuge fluidly coupled to the vessel,the first slurry of the first cycle into a first extract discharge and a first waste dischargesending a second portion of biomass from the biomass feed tank into the vessel and sending a second portion of solvent from the solvent feed tank into thevesselholding the second portion of biomass and the second portion of solvent in the vessel for the predetermined amount of time, wherein a first slurry of a second cycle comprises the second portion of biomass and the second portion of solventextracting at least a portion of a biomass extraction from the first slurry of the second cycleseparating, via the centrifuge, the first slurry of the second cycle into a second extract discharge and a second waste dischargeand separating the firstslurry of the first cycle while simultaneously sending the second portion of biomass and the second portion of solvent into the vessel for the second cycle.


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