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1. (WO2017040720) PROCESSES AND SYSTEMS FOR CATALYTIC MANUFACTURE OF WAX ESTER DERIVATIVES

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/040720    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/049782
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Sep 01 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: C12P 7/64
Applicants: INTERNATIONAL FLORA TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
Inventors: ADDY, Jeff
DALY, Clay
BROWN, James H.
Title: PROCESSES AND SYSTEMS FOR CATALYTIC MANUFACTURE OF WAX ESTER DERIVATIVES
Abstract:
Processes for transesterifying wax esters. Implementations may include providing a feedstock including wax esters, introducing into the feedstock an alcohol with a carbon number ranging from 1 to 34 carbons where the alcohol is selected from the group consisting of a straight chain alcohol, a branched chain alcohol, any combination of straight chain alcohols, any combination of branched chain alcohols, and any combination thereof. The process may include contacting the feedstock with a lipase, and catalytically transesterifying the wax esters in the feedstock with the lipase to form a transesterified product. The enzymatically transesterified product may be adapted to produce a finished product having a certain formula that has a viscosity that substantially matches a viscosity of a finished product having the same certain formula including chemically catalyzed transesterified wax esters.