WIPO publishes ADM patent for improved palm oil fractionation processes

GENEVA , November 6, 2013 () – Publication No. WO/2013/163112 was published on Oct. 31.

Title of the invention: "IMPROVED FRACTIONATION PROCESSES."

Applicants: ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND COMPANY (US).

Inventors: Nils Hinrichsen (DE) and Phil Hogan (GB).

According to the abstract* posted by the World Intellectual Property Organization: "Palm oil fractions having a low level of at least one of monochloropropanediol and glycidol esters and methods directed thereto are disclosed. Starting palm oil is subjected to alkali refining to reduce the level of free fatty acids, and the alkali refined palm oil is subjected to at least one fractionation step. Fractions low in monochloropropanediol and glycidol esters are obtained thereby. These fractions may be subjected to bleaching or bleaching and deodorizing to obtain bleached or bleached and deodorized fractions low in monochloropropanediol and glycidol esters."

The patent was filed on April 23 under Application No. PCT/US2013/037678.

*For further information, including images, charts and tables, please visit: http://www.wipo.int/patentscope/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2013163112

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