Wet Lab

Chlorophyll Extraction

The primary objective of this project was to remove chlorophyll from green seed canola oil. In order to do this, our team used a water soluble chlorophyll-binding protein (WSCP) in emulsion to bind chlorophyll at the oil-water interface.

Chlorophyll Repurposing

After removing chlorophyll from green seed canola oil, our team looked for ways we could repurpose chlorophyll to create a valuable commercial product. Our team investigated the enzymatic production of pheophorbide a from chlorophyll and its use as an anti-fungal agent.