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SCOTUS Watch: Can Tribunals Replace Juries in Nixing Patents?
November 30, 2017 – 3:13 pm | No Comment

by  Lisa V. Mueller (Michael, Best & Friedrich/Biofuels Digest)  On November 27, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear arguments in Oil States Energy Services LLC. v. Greene’s Energy Group. It’s no “ho-hum” case.
If …

Affordable, Drop-In Hydrocarbons from Wood: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to CRI/GTI’s IH2 Process
November 1, 2017 – 11:02 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The IH2 process was developed by Gas Technology Institute (GTI) of Des Plaines, Illinois—a research, development, and training organization serving energy markets.  GTI experts invented, tested, and patented IH2 technology and are providing …

Producing High Productivity Microalgae with Flexible Composition
October 3, 2017 – 5:47 pm | No Comment

by Mohammad-Matin Hanifzadeh (Algae Industry Magazine)  Editor’s note: Matin is a PhD graduate research assistant at the University of Toledo. He has worked for more than five years on research related to improving economic and environmental sustainability …

$45B Annual Windfall for US Consumers with a Gasoline-Engine Overhaul? EPA Is Getting a Patent Worth Knowing about
June 9, 2017 – 11:45 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the US Patent & Trademark Office has just issued a “notice of allowance” for a patent by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency for a high efficiency, high …

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
June 6, 2017 – 11:55 am | No Comment

“Here we have EPA agreeing that higher ethanol blends can reduce emissions and acknowledging that engines and fuels must be looked at as an integrated system. Adjusting compression to address the slightly lower energy content …

Ethanol’s Biggest Advocate May Be EPA
June 6, 2017 – 11:43 am | No Comment

(Urban Air Initiative)  In plot twist that may open the door to higher ethanol blends, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received an engine patent it has been pursuing for nearly a decade for …

A Decade of Bioenergy Research
June 2, 2017 – 6:47 pm | No Comment

by Patrick C. Miller (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Department of Energy’s three bioenergy research centers have no intention of resting on their accomplishments. —  In the 10 years since the U.S. DOE established three bioenergy …

Scientists Engineer Sugarcane to Produce Biodiesel
April 5, 2017 – 1:40 pm | No Comment

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign/Laboratory Equipment)  A multi-institutional team led by the University of Illinois have proven sugarcane can be genetically engineered to produce oil in its leaves and stems for biodiesel production. Surprisingly, the …

Food Scientist Aiding Fuel Ethanol with New Engineered Bacteria
November 30, 2016 – 11:19 am | No Comment

by David Tenenbaum (University of Wisconsin-Madison) … (James) Steele, the University of Wisconsin–Madison Winder-Bascom professor of food science, specializes in food, beverage and biofuel fermentation. Understanding how bacteria and yeast convert biomass into products has been …

CWS to Buy Western Biodiesel Plant, Convert to Renewable Diesel
November 25, 2016 – 4:23 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. has signed a commercial purchase agreement with XR Resources Inc. to buy property in High River, Alberta, near Calgary, which includes a 16 MMly (4.2 MMgy) …

New Bioprocessing Tech Moves Us from “Food vs Fuels” to “Food, then Fuel”
October 21, 2016 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Today, let’s consider a more compelling way to process a corn plant so that we handle the process with a goal of first extracting all the materials that are useful …

Turning Brewery Wastewater into Battery Power
October 12, 2016 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

(University of Colorado Boulder)  CU Boulder engineers have developed an innovative bio-manufacturing process that uses a biological organism cultivated in brewery wastewater to create the carbon-based materials needed to make energy storage cells.
This unique pairing …

Company Makes Dry Cattle Feed Pellets from Ethanol Byproduct
October 7, 2016 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

(Associated Press/Centre Daily News)  A Nebraska company has found a way to make dry cattle feed pellets from an ethanol byproduct without adding any binding ingredients.
Platte Valley Distillers says it has secured the rights to …

Company Makes Dry Cattle Feed Pellets from Ethanol Byproduct
October 3, 2016 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

(Associated Press/Miami Herald)  A Nebraska company has found a way to make dry cattle feed pellets from an ethanol byproduct without adding any binding ingredients.
Platte Valley Distillers says it has secured the rights to a …

Court Rules Several GS Cleantech Patents Unenforceable
September 23, 2016 – 4:32 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Sept. 15, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana issued an order finding problems with certain GS CleanTech Corp. patents that are subject to multiple lawsuits …

Algal Bloom in Korea presents both Crisis and Opportunity
September 11, 2016 – 2:41 pm | No Comment

by Oh Soo-young (Algae Industry Magazine/Arirang News)  Oh Soo-young reports for Arirang News in South Korea that, while algae are damaging local ecosystems, numerous researchers in Korea are turning the crisis into opportunity. The number of …

Dutch Company Secures US Patent for Hydrous Ethanol Blends between 60% and 95%
September 9, 2016 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In the Netherlands, SHE Blends BV has been awarded a US patent for high level hydrous ethanol fuel blends between 60% and 95% with an eye on the E85 market. …

American Science and Technology Receives New Patent for Method to Increase the Efficiency and Profitability of Organosolv Processing of Lignocellulosic Biomass
August 8, 2016 – 11:48 am | No Comment

(American Science and Technology) New Patent Will Increase the Incentives to Use Renewable Resources for Chemical Production  —  American Science and Technology (AST), an emerging technology company, has been awarded a patent for a system and …

Toxic Algal Blooms of Today Could Become the Biofuels, Fertilizers and Antibiotics of Tomorrow
August 1, 2016 – 12:56 pm | No Comment

by Steve Brachmann (IP Watchdog)  …  Last March, researchers from Western Michigan University (WMU) made a presentation at that year’s national meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) on how algae could be transformed into …

Illinois Tech Scientists Receive Patent for Method to Genetically Engineer Bacteria and Yeast to Increase Bioethanol Production
July 27, 2016 – 11:26 pm | No Comment

(IIT Today)  Scientists from Illinois Institute of Technology received a patent for a method to genetically engineer bacteria and yeast to increase bioethanol production, especially from cellulosic material in biomass like twigs, branches, plant stalks …

Alliance Receives Letter of Intent (LOI) For Plant Sub-License in Columbia
July 1, 2016 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

(Alliance Bioenergy +)  Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. (OTCQB:ALLM) (the “Company”), is pleased to announce that it has received an LOI from Smart Business International Trading, S.A.S (Smart Business) of Bogata, Columbia for the purchase of …

Alliance BioEnergy Receives Independent Verification of Sugars Through CTS Processing of DDG, From Large Ethanol Producer
June 14, 2016 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

(Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc./Globe Newswire)  Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. (OTCQB:ALLM) (the “Company”), is pleased to announce that with the senior science officers of a large U.S. ethanol producer present, the CTS process produced fermentable sugars …

Unitel Wins Patent for Direct Conversion of Algae to Fatty Acids
May 11, 2016 – 7:50 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Unitel Technologies, an Illinois-based designer and builder of pilot and mini-plants, announced that it has received a patent for a new technology to make fatty acids from a feedstock “soup” of cultivated …

The Growing Problem of Patent Trolling
April 28, 2016 – 7:40 pm | No Comment

Lauren Cohen, Umit G. Gurun, Scott Duke Kominers (Science Magazine)  The last decade has seen a sharp rise in patent litigation in the United States; 2015 has one of the highest patent lawsuit counts on …

USTR Releases Special 301 Report on Protection of American Intellectual Property Rights Across the World
April 27, 2016 – 4:14 pm | No Comment

(Office of the United States Trade Representative)  Obama Administration unveils list of the world’s most significant challenges facing American intellectual property rights alongside bipartisan members of Congress and business community leaders  —  On the heels …

Colombia’s Ecopetrol Granted Clean Diesel Patent in Malaysia
April 15, 2016 – 11:43 am | No Comment

(Latin American Herald Tribune)  Colombian state-controlled oil company Ecopetrol said it was granted a patent by Malaysia to produce diesel that is cleaner and comes from renewable sources.
“The Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) granted …

Tyton BioEnergy Systems Announces Technology Breakthrough, New Method for Turning Plant Oils into Jet Fuel
March 15, 2016 – 4:19 pm | No Comment

(Tyton/Digital Journal)  Tyton BioEnergy Systems announced today a major technological advancement in the production of sustainable jet fuel. Tyton filed a patent application for a new method and system of converting oil extracted from plant …

College Professor Patents Products that Could Change the Way Biofuels React to the Elements
February 22, 2016 – 10:48 am | No Comment

by Katherine Grandstrand (McClatchy/Vehicle Service Pros)  A South Carolina college professor has procured a patent for a product that changes the way biofuels react to the elements.
That product could make the fuels more popular in cold …

Drop-In Renewable Fuels, Competitive with $30 Oil: The Digest’s 20-Slide Guide to the Correia Process
February 10, 2016 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Germany and Portugal, a new drop-in biofuels process has emerged which is cost compettive with $30 oil, according to the inventors. The process breaks even with crude oil, on …

A New, Renewable, Drop-In, Waste-Based Fuel Emerges, Competitive with $30 Oil
February 10, 2016 – 11:54 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Out of the EU comes a biogasoline blendstock made from waste residues in a novel process that promises to radically slash the cost of bioconversion. The Digest reports.
In Germany and …

IIT-Roorkee Scientists Patent Low-Cost Biofuel Tech
February 1, 2016 – 8:18 pm | No Comment

by Tapan Susheel  (Times of India)  Scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT-R) have achieved remarkable success in generating low-cost biofuel using a perennial weed, Kans grass. This grass, native to the subcontinent, …

NETL Carbon Capture Technologies to Be Used in Commercial Biomass-to Biofuel Conversion Process with Power Generation
January 28, 2016 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

(National Energy Technology Laboratory) The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has granted a license for two patented sorbent technologies that capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from streams of mixed gases and enable cleaner, more-efficient energy production from …

Plug-and Play Synthbio: Arzeda, INVISTA, Others Finding New Pathways to Affordable, Everyday Materials
January 18, 2016 – 12:55 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A new generation of advanced technologies, based primarily in the United States but active in Europe and around the world, is changing our way of thinking about what a factory …

Spanish Company Receives Patents for 2G Biodiesel from Glycerin
December 28, 2015 – 5:02 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Spain, the European patents office has approved a Europe-wide patent forInKemia IUCT Group’s production process that creates second-generation biodiesel from glycerin through 2033. The patent was developed as part …

Electrofuels Update: Patent Granted for CO2-to-Gasoline Process
December 28, 2015 – 12:53 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Maryland, the US Patent and Trademark Office issued patent number 9,217,161for a process to ferment biomass or gases directly to hydrocarbons like hexane and octane.  The process belongs to …

Solazyme Chops Roquette (again) in the Great Algae Flour Fight
December 28, 2015 – 12:27 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  a judgment for Solazyme and against Roquette, confirming an earlier arbitration award we covered last February in The Great Algae Robbery, here.

Just before Christmas, Robinson (Judge Sue Robinson, Federal …

Patent Awarded for Cellulose-Digesting Bacteria that Make Ethanol
November 30, 2015 – 9:52 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Maryland, The US Patent and Trademark Office issued patent number 9,193,979 for ethanol-tolerant microorganisms that convert cellulosic biomass to ethanol. The patent describes using the microorganisms to produce ethanol …

Hamrick Engineering Granted Patent for Extracting Sugars and Nanocellulose from Biomass
November 17, 2015 – 11:03 am | No Comment

(Hamrick Engineering/Your Oil and Gas News)  Hamrick Engineering is pleased to announce the granting of a broad patent for extracting sugars and nanocellulose from lignocellulosic biomass by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
“This ground-breaking …

Largest Cellulosic Ethanol Plant in the World Opens October 30
October 27, 2015 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The DuPont cellulosic ethanol facility, opening in Nevada, Iowa, on October 30, will be the largest cellulosic ethanol plant in the world. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office …

ICM Aims for Strong Legacy
October 27, 2015 – 11:02 am | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  For two decades, ICM has adapted with the changing times, bringing technology solutions to the ethanol industry.  —  In 1995, ICM Inc. got its start with the purchase of …

Oswego Teen Scientist Wins Medal Creating ‘Next-Generation’ Biofuel
October 5, 2015 – 9:45 pm | No Comment

by Elena Ferrarin (Daily Herald)  Seventeen-year-old Tavis Reed is determined to make a difference in the world by helping mitigate or even repair environmental damage — and he’s already on his way, having applied those principles …

Butamax, Gevo Settle, Will Work Together on Market Development
August 24, 2015 – 3:44 pm | No Comment

(Gevo/Butamax/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Gevo Inc. and Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC, a joint venture between BP and DuPont, announced that they have entered into worldwide patent cross-license and settlement agreements, ending a patent dispute related to …

Gevo’s Losses Narrow, Revenue up 15% as Courts Issue Favorable Ruling in Betamax vs Gevo Patent Cases
August 5, 2015 – 1:08 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The increase in revenue during 2015 is primarily a result of the production and sale of approximately $8.0 million of ethanol, isobutanol and distiller’s grains at the Luverne plant. Hydrocarbon …

Making the Biofuels Process Safer for Microbes
July 2, 2015 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

by Scott Gordon (University of Wisconsin-Madison)  A team of investigators at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Michigan State University have created a process for making the work environment less toxic—literally—for the organisms that do the …

Joule Wins Key Patent for Direct Conversion of CO2 to Hydrocarbon Fuels
June 17, 2015 – 5:41 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Massachusetts, Joule, the pioneer of liquid fuels from recycled CO2, announced the issuance of an additional patent on the direct, continuous production of hydrocarbon fuels – extending its ability …

Renewable Isobutanol: It’s Time for a Truce
May 19, 2015 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

by James Evangelow (Chemical Strategies) & Sam Nejame (Promotum) (Biofuels Digest)  If an advertising professional were writing the copy, renewable isobutanol would be called “The new and improved ethanol”. It overcomes essentially all the major deficiencies of …

Peloton Technologies Files Patent for Lignocellulose Technology that Increases Fuel Yields
March 23, 2015 – 8:16 pm | No Comment

by Isabel Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Ohio, Peloton Technologies has announced the filing of a US patent that alleviates problems associated with conversion of lignocellulose-derived sugars to biofuels and chemicals. Notably, inherent microbial inhibitory compounds …

The Great Algae Robbery
February 27, 2015 – 4:44 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  An arbitration ruling details how Roquette seemingly attempted one of the most brazen intellectual property heists in the history of biotechnology, and almost got away with it.  Today, the story …

Deinove Strengthens Its Position in the United States
February 26, 2015 – 3:22 pm | No Comment

(AG-IP-News/Deinove)  DEINOVE (Alternext Paris: ALDEI), a biotech company developing innovative processes for producing biofuels and bio-based chemicals by using Deinococcus bacteria as host strains, today announced in a press release that its patent, “High-performance metabolic …

Supreme Court Sides with Gevo in Long-Standing Patent Dispute
February 6, 2015 – 11:13 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Washington, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Gevo’s favor and overturned an earlier Federal Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on the interpretation of key patent claims.
On April 11, 2013, the …

Patenting Strategies in the Biodiesel Industry
January 7, 2015 – 4:22 pm | No Comment

by Benjamin C. Spehlmann  (Banner & Witcoff Ltd./Biodiesel Magazine)  Obtaining a desirable scope of coverage, as defined by patent claims, involves a number of important considerations. Being mindful of these points can improve the chances …

Renmatix Acquires Sweden-Based REAC Fuel’s Intellectual Property
December 18, 2014 – 1:52 pm | No Comment

(Renmatix/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Renmatix Inc., the architect of affordable cellulosic sugars for the global renewable chemicals markets, recently announced it has acquired the intellectual property rights and know-how of REAC Fuel. Based in Sweden, REAC has …

4 Minutes with…Thomas Leue, President, Homestead Engineering
December 11, 2014 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Homestead Engineering has been a biodiesel producer and for the past 14 years has sold Yellow Brand Biodiesel, always B-100, retail throughout Western Massachusetts, both packaged and bulk deliveries. For …

Missing Link Awarded Four Patents for Algae Biomass Technology
October 20, 2014 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

by Isabel Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Texas, Missing Link Technology has been awarded patents for its deep water growth, harvesting, oils extraction, and biocrude extraction integrated suite of solutions. The patents focus on algae technology, …

Biotech Feels a Chill from Changing U.S. Patent Rules
July 7, 2014 – 3:49 pm | No Comment

by Kelly Servick (Science Magazine)  A year after the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling that human genes cannot be patented, the biotech industry is struggling to adapt to a landscape in which inventions derived from …

ICM Announces Agreements for Cellulosic Technology, Selective Milling Technology (SMT)
June 9, 2014 – 2:57 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) …Annawan, Illinois-based Patriot Holdings LLC has signed a letter of intent for ICM’s patent-pending FST and Gen 1.5. According to ICM, the FST is a value-added platform technology that …

Endophytics, LLC Announces an Advanced Biofuel and Green Chemicals Technology Platform Utilizing Fungi
March 4, 2014 – 6:12 pm | No Comment

(Virtual-Strategy.com)   Changing the way the world looks at the source of hydrocarbons for biofuels and sustainable green chemicals, Endophytics LLC announces a new technology platform in Bozeman, Montana that is receiving attention from many throughout …

Proterro Wins Key Notice of Allowance for its Photobioreactor from USPTO
February 24, 2014 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Photobioreactor is a key innovation in Proterro’s patented sugar-making process now deployed at the company’s pilot plant in Orlando, Florida
In New Jersey, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has …

Biofuels, and the Crossing of the Rind
February 18, 2014 – 11:02 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  New separation technologies offer a route to massive cuts in the cost of biofuel production, by changing the way we extract useful sugars.

Which brings us to the separation of lignin …

USPTO Issues Patent to Biofeedstock Company Proterro for Its Biosynthetic Process To Manufacture Fermentable Sugar
December 9, 2013 – 12:16 pm | No Comment

(BusinessWire/Proterro)  The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent No. 8,597,914 to Proterro, Inc., protecting Proterro’s unique, biosynthetic sugar-making process.
The only biofeedstock company that makes sugar instead of extracting it from crops …

CTi’s Application for Biodiesel Production Approved by USPTO
November 15, 2013 – 12:08 pm | No Comment

(PRWEB/CTi)   Cavitation Technologies, Inc. (“CTi”) (OTCBB: CVAT) (Berlin: Stuttgart: WTC) announced today that the Company’s U.S. Patent Application, entitled ‘Process for Producing Biodiesel through Lower Molecular Weight Alcohol-Targeted Cavitation’, has been approved for patent issuance.
This …

Embracing Open-source Biotech: DNA Freeware May Out-Innovate Patented Genes
September 3, 2013 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

(Lux Research)  Corporations will need to integrate open source with traditional patents for biotech innovations in medicine, renewable materials, and nutrition, Lux Research says
With synthetic biology (synbio) rapidly gaining momentum, and a landmark U.S. Supreme …

Gevo Provides Update of Luverne Operations
May 9, 2013 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Gevo Inc. provided updated information on it Luverne, Minn., plant and patent dispute with Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC as part of its recent first quarter 2013 financial announcement.
During a …

Gevo’s Gevolution
May 2, 2013 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The stock has not recovered much — but it’s remarkable the progress the company has made, all the same. Analysts are now expecting the company to bring its first production …

Gevo Wins a Judgment in Latest Butamax vs Gevo Dust-Up
April 12, 2013 – 11:20 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In Delaware, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware entered a final judgment in favor of Gevo and against Butamax Advanced Biofuels, LLC (Butamax), a 50/50 joint …

Gevo vs Butamax: Butamax Heads for Appeal after Court Setback
March 21, 2013 – 4:10 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …To Gevo, Butamax we now attend, 

And their legal record, we now amend.
The Federal judge overseeing the complex patent infringement litigation between Gevo and Butamax has issued a series of pre-trial …

Aemetis Granted Fifth U.S. Patent for Cellulosic Biochemical and Biofuel Technology
October 25, 2012 – 11:43 am | No Comment

(Aemetis/BusinessWire)  Aemetis, Inc. (OTCPK: AMTX), an advanced fuels and renewable chemicals company, announced today that the company was awarded a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) titled “Hydrolytic Enzyme Mixtures For …

Butamax Granted Biobutanol DHAD Enzyme Patent 8,241,878; Files Additional Lawsuit against Gevo for Patent Infringement
August 15, 2012 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

(Butamax)  Butamax™ Advanced Biofuels, LLC, the biobutanol technology leader, announced today the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted Butamax™ Patent Number 8,241,878. This patent provides early protection for high activity enzymes that perform a key …

Court: Gevo Again Free to Sell Isobutanol into Auto Fuels Market
August 14, 2012 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen  (Ethanol Producer Magazine) A little more than a month after a temporary court order prohibited Gevo from selling bio-isobutanol into the automotive fuels market, the company announced Aug. 13 that the order …

USPTO Grants Butamax a Further KARI Enzyme Patent
July 18, 2012 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

(PRNewsWire/MarketWatch)  Butamax(TM) Advanced Biofuels, LLC, the biobutanol technology leader, today announced the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted Butamax Patent Number 8,222,017 which protects a subset of key enzymes in the isobutanol …

Butamax(tm) Files Biobutanol Patent Infringement Lawsuit to Stop Gevo’s Use of Butamax KARI Enzyme Technology
March 12, 2012 – 1:13 pm | No Comment

(Butamax/iStockAnalyst.com)  Butamax™ Advanced Biofuels, LLC, the biobutanol technology leader, announced today that the Company filed a new lawsuit against Gevo, Inc. for infringing the recently awarded Butamax™ patent8,129,162.
The patent covers recombinant KARI enzymes which perform …

USPTO Director Issues Final Decision Denying Gevo Reexamination Petition; Second Request for Reexamination Granted in Error
March 7, 2012 – 5:34 pm | No Comment

(PR NewsWire/Butamax)  Butamax™ Advanced Biofuels, LLC, the leading biobutanol technology company, commented on two rulings issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in response to Gevo’s repeated requests to reexamine Butamax Patent 7,851,188 …

Butamax Expands Robust Isobutanol Patent Portfolio
March 6, 2012 – 6:50 pm | No Comment

(PR NewsWire)  Butamax™ Advanced Biofuels, LLC, the biobutanol technology leader, today announced the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted Butamax Patent Number 8,129,162  which provides Butamax with optimal key capability for the …

New Patent Law Aids Algae Innovators
March 5, 2012 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

by Peter A. Jackman and Lori M. Brandes (Algae Industry Magazine)    …On September 16, 2011, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) was signed into law by President Obama, bringing the most significant changes to U.S. …

Butamax™ Refutes Unfounded Allegations of Infringement
January 30, 2012 – 10:01 am | No Comment

(Butamax)  Butamax(TM) Advanced Biofuels, LLC, the biobutanol technology leader, responded to the latest lawsuit filed by Gevo, Inc. related to isobutanol flash fermentation technology.
“Let us state emphatically, Butamax does not infringe the generic product separation …

Lignol Receives Approval of Four New Key Biorefining and Lignin Patent Application
January 25, 2012 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

(Lignol)  Lignol Energy Corporation (TSXV: LEC), a leading technology company in advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals, today announced that it has received confirmation that four new patent applications have been approved, bringing the total number of approved patents …

Gevo Wins Key Patent, Sues Dupont, Butamax
January 25, 2012 – 10:48 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Colorado, Gevo has received a patent on its GIFT separation unit, addressing the separation technology used to produce propanols, butanols, pentanols, and hexanols.  The claims also address how ethanol plants …

Verdezyne Secures Patent on Engineered Microorganism
January 20, 2012 – 2:35 pm | No Comment

(Verdezyne) Verdezyne, Inc., a privately-held industrial biotechnology company focused on producing renewable chemicals and fuels from non-petroleum sources, has been granted a United States Patent on engineered microorganisms.
Verdezyne was awarded U.S. Patent No. 8,093,037, titled “Engineered Microorganisms With …

Virent Announces Issuance of Five U.S. Patents
January 6, 2012 – 6:11 pm | No Comment

(Virent)  Company Increases Protection of its BioForming® Technology
Virent announced the issuance of five new U.S. patents covering aspects of its catalytic BioForming® platform. Three of the patents, U.S. Patent Nos. 8,053,615, 8,017,818 and 7,977,517, cover …

Butamax™ Advanced Biofuels Granted Pivotal Isobutanol Paten
August 10, 2011 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

(Butamax)  Butamax™ Advanced Biofuels, LLC today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted patent number 7,993,889, adding another pioneering patent to its biobutanol intellectual property portfolio.  This patent protects foundational …

Joule Awarded Patents for High-Volume Ethanol Production from Sunlight and CO2
July 28, 2011 – 11:23 am | No Comment

(American Fuels)  Joule Unlimited Technologies today (July 27, 2011) announced the issuance of its first two U.S. patents covering its fundamental method for producing ethanol at volumes and efficiencies far surpassing biomass-dependent processes.
The patents relate …

Qteros and UMass Amherst Bolster Patent Portfolio for Ethanol-Producing Microbe With Issued and Allowed Patents in the United States and Japan
June 29, 2011 – 1:07 pm | No Comment

(PR NewsWire)  Qteros, Inc., the developer of a unique and highly efficient Consolidated Bioprocessing (CBP) platform for the lowest-cost production of cellulosic ethanol, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, today announced two significant intellectual property (IP) advances …