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-Include high octane/high ethanol Regular Grade fuel in EPA Tier 3 regulations.
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Patently Making Progress: How One University Is Poised to Introduce Revolutionary Biorefining Technology

Submitted by on February 13, 2012 – 5:41 pmNo Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biorefining Magazine)  A unique noncatalytic thermal-cracking technology developed under the Sustainable Energy Research Initiative and Supporting Education supercluster program at the University of North Dakota is poised for commercialization. UND has received patent approval for the invention titled “Methods to Produce Short Chain Carboxylic Acids and Esters from Biomass.”
Wayne Seames, professor of chemical engineering and director of the SUNRISE program, says the technology “cracks” triacylglyceride (TG) oils that are inherently found in a variety of oilseed crops as well as other high oil-bearing organic materials like algae, microbes and waste cooking oils, into long- and short-chain fatty acids. These fatty acids can then be extracted from the reactor using water or a base and then purified into a range of commercial-grade biobased chemicals.  READ MORE

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