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Blue Biofuels Begins Engineering and Design for Cellulosic Ethanol Project

by Blue Biofuels/EthanolProducer Magazine) In a recent development, Blue Biofuels Inc. proudly announces the commencement of an FEL 1 & 2 engineering study for a 2.4-million-gallon cellulosic ethanol facility. This endeavor is grounded in the company's innovative cellulose-to-sugar (CTS) system, which

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Blue Biofuels Makes First Cellulosic Ethanol

(Blue Biofuels) Blue Biofuels Inc. (“BIOF”) continues to make substantial strides in advancing its Cellulose-to-Sugar (CTS) technology towards commercial scale. The company has achieved a significant milestone by successfully producing its first batch of cellulosic ethanol, utilizing the cellulosic sugars created

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Biofuel Boost: Patented Protocol Is Improving Biofuel Potential in Cover Crops

(University of Missouri/Technology.org) As the climate continues to change and the landscape of the agriculture industry shifts in response, a researcher in the College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources (CAFNR) is helping support the health of the planet and the

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Law Library of Congress Publishes Report on Selected Issues in Biotechnology Regulation

by Lynn L. Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton (Bergeson & Campbell) The Law Library of Congress published a November 2023 report entitled Selected Issues in Biotechnology Regulation: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, England, European Union, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore,

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Red Leaf Biologics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) RedLeaf Biologics is a fast-growing biotechnology company that is redefining the AgTech ecosystem in Kentucky and beyond. Combining proprietary plant genetics and extraction processes, we have developed a range of phytochemical extracts with valuable applications in health,

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ClearFlame Engine Technologies Sells First Truck to Vander Haag's Inc.

(ClearFlame Engine Technologies/PR Newswire) Technology maintains diesel-like performance while delivering cost savings and lower carbon emissions for heavy-duty industry -- ClearFlame Engine Technologies announced today that it has completed the first sale of its FuelAdaptive™ truck to Vander Haag's Inc. The truck is the

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Spotlight BDI-Bioenergy International GmbH: Talking Feedstock

(Biodiesel Magazine) ...  The U.S., Europe, Asia and South America all differ, points out Hermann Stockinger, director of customer relations at Austria-based BDI-BioEnergy International. BDI is a global leader in biodiesel plant construction, having completed more than 70 projects around the

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From Patent to Progress: How Myron Danzer and Iowa-based Chevron Renewable Energy Group Continue Forging New Paths in the Biofuels Industry

(Iowa Economic Development Authority/Biofuels Digest) As an inventor on an early patent for producing biodiesel, one might think that Myron Danzer’s contribution to the industry was enough innovation to last an entire career. But, like many of his fellow Iowans, Danzer

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BIOTERRAN's Introduces Next-Generation Space Rocket Biofuel

(BIOTERRAN/EIN Presswire) Pioneering Renewable Energy for Space Exploration -- BIOTERRAN, a globally recognized pioneer in renewable technology, has introduced an innovative next-generation Space Rocket Biofuel poised to revolutionize the future of space exploration. This groundbreaking biofuel offers a cleaner and more efficient

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Environmental Sustainability: Who Are the Leaders in Biofuel Production for the Oil & Gas Industry?

(Offshore Technology/Global Data) The oil & gas industry continues to be a hotbed of patent innovation. Activity is driven by low-carbon hydrogen, carbon capture and storage, and biofuels, and growing importance of technologies such as electrolyzers, auto-thermal reforming and bioenergy

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Be8 Launches New Biofuel to Accelerate Decarbonization

by Raphael Salomão (Valor International) Company has invested R$80m in research, development, and structure to process 150 million liters of the product per year -- Be8 (formerly BSBios) announced Monday the launch of a biofuel that promises to be an “immediate solution” to

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Sustainable Science: BYU Professors Use Special Bacteria to Turn Waste into Renewable Energy

by Shelby Clark (Brigham Young University) For years, farming facilities across the country have utilized anaerobic digesters to convert cow manure into renewable energy. However, these digesters have been limited to a modest 30–40% efficiency. Now, groundbreaking research led by a

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Turning Ethanol into Hydrogen

by Luke Geiver (Ethanol Producer Magazine) A new technology developed by Proteum Energy could use ethanol as a feedstock for producing hydrogen, a very real contender in the hard-to-electrify sector. -- Proteum Energy wants to work with ethanol producers to

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Amadeus Invests in Sustainable Aviation Fuel Innovator CAPHENIA

by Lauren Hyde (Amadeus) First investment from travel technology leader outside of the software space; German company seeks to produce synthesis gas - the feedstock for sustainable, affordable, and scalable aviation fuel  Amadeus has acquired a minority stake in  CAPHENIA, a future

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PCC H2 Granted Patent on Ethanol to H2 Conversion

(PCC Hydrogen/PR Newswire)  PCC Hydrogen (“PCC H2”) is pleased to announce the issuance of its patented hydrogen production technology (US Patent 11,649,549) for coupling an electrolyzer system with a catalytic adiabatic reactor to convert ethanol into hydrogen. By leveraging ethanol’s biogenic

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Collaborative Conversations: Talking about Sustainable Fuels to Students, Investors, and the Public

(GW Environmental and Energy Law Program)  How do we talk about sustainable fuels? The public has heard a lot about EVs and ethanol, but what else is there, today and in the future? This roundtable discussion addresses strategies to facilitate a public

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New Partnership Could see Australian Algal Biofuel Production Bloom

(Murdock University) The Harry Butler Institute will collaborate with Perth-based Paradigm Fuels to create sustainable and profitable biofuel from microalgae. Long touted as a future renewable fuel, economical production has eluded researchers - until now. Paradigm has developed a novel, patent-pending technology that can

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PSV Body Ready to Take up New Biofuel Option

by Emmanual Joseph (Barbados Today) Operators of privately-owned public service vehicles (PSVs) are gearing up to cash in on a soon-to-be-launched biofuel option that could cut fuel prices in half. Chairman of the Alliance Owners of Public Transport (AOPT) Roy Raphael said

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VW Involved in New Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Development

by Greg Kable (Wards Auto) The automaker’s joint venture with Germany’s Kraftwerk Group is revealed in a patent application. -- Volkswagen Group is codeveloping a new hydrogen fuel cell that could be used for a future production model, a German patent

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Biofuel Industry Innovating in Production, Finding New Uses

by Aaron Viner (Iowa Farmer Today)  ... To keep sustained demand, refineries are always looking for more ways to create more product and find more places to use it. In February, Oklahoma State University researcher Hasan Atiyeh received a patent for

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Youth Day for Student Innovators, Creators, and Aspiring Entrepreneurs --- August 9, 2022 --- Alexandria, VA and ONLINE

Are you a student with big ideas? Do you want to turn those ideas into tangible products, protect your hard-earned intellectual property (IP), and share your creations with others? Then make sure to join us for the U.S. Patent and

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Comstock Pioneers Renewable Fuels Technology

(Comstock Mining/Yahoo!)  Breakthrough Unlocks Massive New Feedstock Model for Net Zero Energy Independence --  Comstock Inc. (NYSE: LODE) (“Comstock” and the “Company”) today announced a significant expansion of its leading cellulosic technology portfolio by filing for a new patent covering breakthrough

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UW-Madison Alternative Fuels Researcher Applies for Corn-to-Diesel Patent

by Jason Calvi (FOX 6 Milwaukee)  ... Inside University of Wisconsin-Madison labs, there is a possible breakthrough, something for which UW is seeking a patent. ... "It’s got to be a reality. It’s the only option we have. Because we know some day

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Purdue Northwest Process to Turn Food Waste into Sustainable Hydrogen Is Licensed to Energy Company

(Purdue Northwest) The Purdue Research Foundation recently completed a licensing agreement with an international energy company for the commercialization of a new process discovered at Purdue University Northwest (PNW) for the biological production of hydrogen from food waste. A second licensing

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GranBio Has a Validated European Patent for 2G Ethanol Production

(GranBio/CISION) Patent grant will strengthen the existing strategic partnership with NextChem (Maire Tecnimont) to license the technology and develop projects for engineering and construction of manufacturing plants around the world  --  GranBio, a Brazilian and United States industrial biotechnology company, secured

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Patents for Green Hydrogen Technology on the Rise

(International Renewable Energy Agency) A joint study published today (May 12) by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the European Patent Office (EPO) uses patent statistics to reveal the trends and dynamism in the field of hydrogen that can be

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Proteum Energy® Issued Indian Patent for Reformation of Waste and Rich Natural Gas

(Proteum Energy/Business Wire) Proteum Energy, LLC is adding to its intellectual property portfolio with the grant of a new patent by the Indian Patent Office on March 31, 2022. The new patent issued for “refining assemblies and methods for rich natural

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Competitive Edge: Codexis, Inc.’s Enzyme Engineering

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... Codexis is a world-leading enzyme engineering company, enabling the promise of synthetic biology across multiple industries – from the sustainable manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, food and industrial products, to the expansion of life science tools and

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GTI’s Terry Marker to Be Honored with Prestigious Don Klass Award at Upcoming tcbiomass2022

(GTI) GTI Senior Institute Engineer and Bioenergy Initiatives Manager, Terry Marker, will be presented with the prestigious 2022 Don Klass Award for Excellence in Thermochemical Conversion Science on April 20th at tcbiomass2022, being held in Denver, Colorado and co-hosted by the

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AECOM Enters Strategic Partnership with Genifuel to Transform Algae and Wastewater Biosolids into Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(AECOM)  AECOM, the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, today announced it has signed a strategic agreement with Genifuel Corporation to scale production of carbon neutral sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and biogas from wild algae and biosolids. The partnership employs a patent-pending

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Converting CO2 to Fuels: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Phytonix

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Bruce Dannenberg, CEO of Phytonix shared this illuminating slide guide at ABLC Connect highlighting how Phytonix utilizes cyanobacteria engineered via synthetic biology to produce 1-butanol and potentially other higher alcohols. And there’s a sister company,

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OSU Receives Patent for New Fermentation Process

(Oklahoma State University/Biomass Magazine)  Oklahoma State University was recently issued a patent that could significantly increase biofuel and chemical yields while reducing carbon dioxide emissions. -- Hasan Atiyeh, professor of biosystems and agricultural engineering, created a new co-fermentation method that turns sugars

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Process Removes Biofuel Contaminants from Wastewater and Generates Hydrogen to Fuel Its Own Operation

by Karyn Hede (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory/Phys.Org)  ... "The currently used methods of treating biocrude requires high-pressure hydrogen, which is usually generated from natural gas," said Juan A. Lopez-Ruiz, a PNNL chemical engineer and project lead. "Our system can generate

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A ULL Researcher Invents a Catalyst Model for Biodiesel

(Canarias 7) The model uses pumice as a support, an abundant and low-cost volcanic material. -- The researcher at the University of La Laguna (ULL) Laura Díaz has invented a utility model on a catalyst to produce biodiesel , which has been accredited by the Patent

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SK Inc. Invests in Fulcrum BioEnergy to Accelerate Production of Low-Carbon Fuel from Waste

(SK/PR Newswire/Yahoo!) - SK Inc. and private equity partner invest $50 million in Fulcrum to enhance global ESG portfolio; - Fulcrum contributes to reducing GHG emissions by converting household waste into low-carbon transportation fuels, including sustainable aviation fuel; - Fulcrum's first plant

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Local Startup SIEV Technologies Earns $256,000 Small Business Award

(University of Arkansas) SIEV Technologies, a catalytic membrane reactor design company started by University of Arkansas researchers, has been awarded a $256,000 Small Business Innovation Research Grant from the National Science Foundation to develop technology that improves biofuel production. The grant will

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Fossil Free Marine Has Filed for Patent and Design Protection for New Unmanned Marine Station for Renewable Fuels

(Fossil Free Marine/MyNewsDesk.com) Fossil Free Marine today announce it has applied for both patent and design protection for its newly developed unmanned floating marine fuel station. This comes after several years’ development work, based on proprietary environmental and risk analyses and certifications

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Pune-Based Praj’s BIOSYRUP to Enable Year-Round Production of Ethanol to Boost to the Sugar Sector

(Praj/Pune Kar News)   Praj Industries Limited (Praj) announced an innovative solution to process sugarcane juice into a new sustainable feedstock BIOSYRUP® for round the year ethanol production. Dr. Pramod Chaudhari – Executive Chairman Praj Industries, Shishir Joshipura, Chief Executive Officer and Managing

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BDI Celebrates 25 Years of Innovation in Biodiesel—and Much More

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) Twenty-five years ago, on Sept. 12, 1996, Wilhelm Hammer and Helmut Gössler founded BDI-Anlagenbau GmbH, launching the beginning of an impressive corporate history that changed the global biodiesel landscape with its “from waste to value”

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AUGA Group, AB Presents the First Technology for the “Green” Food Chain - a Climate-Friendly Tractor

(AUGA Group/Globe Newsire)  AUGA group, AB (hereinafter the Company) Europe’s largest vertically integrated organic food producer, has developed and presented the world’s first hybrid biomethane and electric tractor for professional farm use – AUGA M1. This is the company’s first step in offering technological solutions that will eliminate climate pollution throughout

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Gevo Awarded Patent for Process to Upgrade or Convert Ethanol and Bio-based Alcohols to Drop-In Hydrocarbon Fuels

(Gevo) Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO), announced that it has received a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) for a process that encompasses upgrading ethanol and bio-based alcohols into drop-in, bio-based diesel and jet-fuel products. The USPTO has awarded

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Blue Biofuels Files Two New Patents on the Production of Lignin and Nanocellulose from its CTS Technology

(Blue Biofuels/Globe Newswire) Blue Biofuels, Inc. (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it filed two more patents that follow on the granted patent and three previously filed patents pending to its Cellulose-to-Sugar (“CTS”) technology system. One filed patent pertains to the

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Indian Government Grants MJCET Utility Patent on Biodiesel Process

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily)  Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology in Hyderabad, India, announced that the government has granted patent no. 372207, titled, “Process and System for Efficient Biodiesel Production,” July 19. According to the college, the project was

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Models to Create Biodiesel and Bioplastics Are Being Developed at the UAG

(Autonomous University of Guadalajara (UAG)/Surest Informa (Google Translation)) ... The researcher pointed out that thanks to this line of research and the projects that have derived from it, it has been possible to model chemical processes such as the production of

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Blue Biofuels Files 3 Additional Patents on Its CTS Technology

(Blue Biofuels) Alliance BioEnergy Plus Inc., DBA Blue Biofuels, (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it filed 3 additional patents that follow on the granted patent to its Cellulose-to-Sugar (“CTS”) technology system. In the process of testing and perfecting towards commercialization,

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Biodiesel Technology from Broiler Chicken Waste Gets Ready for Commercial Production

by E.M.Manoj (The Hindu) Dr. John Abraham pioneers the production of biodiesel from broiler slaughter waste and dead poultry.  A biodiesel technology scaled up at the Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU) in Wayanad is getting ready for viable commercial

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Aemetis: Patent Award Enables Launch of ‘Carbon Zero’ Plants

(Aemetis/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Aemetis Inc. announced Jan. 15 that its exclusively licensed technology for the production of below zero carbon renewable fuel was awarded U.S. Patent No. 10907184 (to be published February 2, 2021), enabling the launch of Aemetis “Carbon Zero” production plants

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GWTI Notified of GTL Patent Allowance

(Morningstar/Globe Newswire)  Greenway Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: GWTI), an advanced gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology development company, today announced receipt of a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for another of its United States utility patent applications relating to its GTL

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Top 5 Things Any Biofuel Company Should Be Doing to Protect Its IP

by David B. Fournier and Linda Falcon (Perkins Coie LLC/Biofuels Digest)  ...However, those companies that take proactive steps to protect their intellectual property will have a decided advantage and those who do not will be at a significant competitive disadvantage. 

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R&D Advances Abound LanzaTech’s India Contract, NovoNutrients’ Food & Feed from CO2, Industrial Microbes’ New Methane Related Patent

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) LanzaTech’s 2G Ethanol India contract, NovoNutrients’ food & feed from CO2, Industrial Microbes’ new methane related patent  --   In just the last 24 hours or so there has been a flurry of R&D news.

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Owning the Landscape: The Importance of Intellectual Property Rights in Engineered Biofuels

by David Fournier (Perkins Coie LLP/Biofuels Digest)  ... As companies move from found fossil fuels to engineered biofuels, intellectual property rights are increasingly important. Infringement in production or use of biocarbons under patent protection can subject the infringer to penalties ranging from

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Navy Biofuel Breakthrough Could Mean Cheaper, More Efficient Travel

(TechLink Center) ... But scientists at the Naval Air Warfare Center’s Weapons Division have developed and secured a newly issued patent on a unique form of biofuel that is derived from more sustainable crops while providing higher quality ratings than comparable

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Microbes Pave Way for Green Flight

by Irini Angelidaki (Technical University of Denmark)  ... “Soon bacteria, yeast, and fungi will become the factories that produce not only fuel, but also a wide range of chemicals, plastics, and even proteins,” says Professor Irini Angelidaki, DTU Environment. An important realization

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Green Plains to Focus on High-Protein Feed Products

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Green Plains Inc. officials announces plans to transform into an ag tech-focused company that produces sustainable high-protein and novel feed ingredients in addition to biofuels during a fourth quarter earnings call held Feb. 11. “As 2019

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The Brave and the Innovative: History Maker Ulla Kiiski

(Neste) You may not have heard the name Ulla Kiiski. But the Finnish scientist’s breakthroughs in inventing renewable, non-fossil diesel are poised to go down in history. “Resilience against difficult odds runs in my blood,” she tells journalist Ninni Sandelius as

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Commercializing Conventional and Advanced Transport Biofuels from Biomass and Other Renewable Feedstocks; Focus on Sweden

by Mahmood Ebadian, Jim McMillan and Jack Saddler  (IEA Bioenergy Task 39 Newsletter)  ...  Task 39’s main focus remains on drop-in biofuels for heavy duty transport, i.e., transport sectors where substantial electrification isn’t foreseen in the near-to-mid-term. It is recognized

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Air Force Microbiologist Patents Anti-Microbial Fuel Additive

by Troy Carter   (TechLink Center)  Available to industry via license agreement  -- A scientist at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory has discovered that special proteins can keep microbes from colonizing inside fuel tanks and degrading the fuels–especially biodiesel. Dr. Oscar

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US Patent Granted for Enzymes Developed by ICGEB-DBT Bioenergy Group

(International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology) A new cellulase preparation discovered by scientists at ICGEB, New Delhi has received a US patent award. This discovery is likely to provide a better alternative to the available option on the market for

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From Chicken Kiev to ZEV: The Birth of Electro-Active Technologies, and Hydrogen Fuel for Zero Emission Vehicles, the Newfangled Way

by jmlhydrogen (Hydrogen Digest) From Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee comes news that Electro-Active Technologies has exclusively licensed two biorefinery technologies to convert organic waste into renewable hydrogen gas for use as a biofuel. The Technology The system combines biology and electrochemistry

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Bioenergy Startup Licenses ORNL Food-Waste-to-Fuel System

(Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Electro-Active Technologies, Inc., of Knoxville, Tenn., has exclusively licensed two biorefinery technologies invented and patented by the startup’s co-founders while working at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The technologies work as a system that

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Innovate AND Implement: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to ICM’s Ethanol and Biorefining

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Innovation is great but without implementation, the story ends there. Not so for ICM, a Kanasas-based company that took its small business roots in a farming community and an idea and turned it into 1/3 of

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Ayas Renewables Completes Definitive Engineering for Glycerin to Bio-Renewable Propylene Glycol Plant

(Ayas Renewables/PR NewsWire)  New Facility To Showcase US Presidential Green Chemistry Award-Winning Process That Provides 99.9% Pure, Bio-Renewable Propylene Glycol At Competitive Price  -- Ayas Renewables, Inc. has completed definitive engineering and is in the process of final site selection for a

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Relieving Two Headaches with One Process: Acetaminophen from Lignin

by Jill Sakai (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  With a new method to synthesize a popular pain-relieving medication from plants rather than fossil fuels, researchers at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center have found a way to relieve two headaches at once. A

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Research Afoot at Shoolini University to Produce Biodiesel From Biowaste

(Shoolini University/PR Newswire)  Depleting levels of fossil fuels and air pollution are a major concern for environmentalists around the world and a lot of emphasis is being put on biofuels and renewable resources. Biodiesel seems to be just the right solution

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BASF Develops Process for Climate-Friendly Methanol

(BASF)  Successful team of experts applies for patent for complex process; With the help of BASF’s OASE® gas treatment technology, no carbon dioxide should be emitted during the entire production process The production processes of the most important basic chemicals are responsible for around

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Indian Perspective on Bioenergy: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to IndianOil Corp.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  IndianOil has a 33,000-plus work-force, extensive refining, distribution & marketing infrastructure and advanced R&D facilities. In the country’s pursuit of alternative sources of energy, IndianOil is focusing on CNG (compressed natural gas), Autogas (LPG), ethanol blended

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Biomass to Hydrocarbon Fuels and Chemicals: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Vertimass

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Vertimass technology converts renewable ethanol into gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel blend stocks and high value chemicals. They recently had $2 million scale-up and $500k catalyst optimization awards by DOE BioEnergy Technology Office (BETO) accelerating commercialization. Charles E.

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Bacteria Turn Agri Waste to Biofuel, First-of-Its-Kind Research

by Himanshu Nitnaware (Pune Mirror)  ... The researchers worked to find an alternative to fossil fuels through biodegradation of agricultural waste such as wheat straw, and sugarcane bagasse as substrates. The biodegradation was brought about by busing cellulose-degrading bacteria and their enzymes for sustainable

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Finance Series on Biofuels and Biochemical Sectors

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Iowa, Lee Enterprises Consulting completed a series on due diligence within the biofuels and biochemical sectors. The 12-part series on “Bioeconomy Project Financing & Due Diligence” was published in 2018 by several members of the Lee

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Don’t Mess with My Toot Toot: The Zydeco of Xyleco

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... This week on 60 Minutes, another unlikely character burst onto the national scene, courtesy of one of the lightest technologies profiles ever investigated on 60 Minutes by the otherwise redoubtable Lesley Stahl, who offered up the story

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Intellectual Property for Project Development

by Terry Mazanec and Justin Krieger (Lee Enterprises Consulting, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP/Biofuels Digest)  ... Careful and thoughtful planning for obtaining intellectual property protection can be crucial to the success of a company.  Without such protection it is possible for another to

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It Might Be Giant: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Nanocellulose, American Process Style

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A few years back, Research & Markets startled the bio world when they projected that the “Nanocellulose Market by Type (Cellulose nanocrystals, Cellulose nanofibrils, cellulose nanocomposites, and others) would reach $250 Million by 2019, signifying annualized CAGR of 19%

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Bioeconomy Project Financing & Due Diligence

by Wayne Lee and Martin Wahl (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  ... Due to the success of that series, and number of requests we received from those involved in providing funding for bioeconomy projects and from those seeking funding, I am proud to

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Repsol Is Developing Technology to Produce Renewable Hydrogen

(Enagás/Repsol/NGV Journal)  Repsol and Enagás have signed an agreement to continue developing technology that allows for the production of renewable hydrogen. This technology, which was originally developed by Repsol, will drive progress toward a medium-term objective for both companies: incorporating the

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DOE Launches New Lab Partnering Service

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On July 10, the U.S. Department of Energy officially launched the Lab Partnering Service, an online, single access point platform for investors, innovators, and institutions to identify, locate, and obtain information from DOE’s 17 national

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Alliance Bioenergy Plus, Inc. Files Patents on Enhanced CTS Technology and Re-Structuring of Management

(Alliance Bioenergy Plus/AccessWire)  Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. (OTCQB: ALLM), The Board of Directors of ALLM, recognizing the need to refocus the direction and operations of the company, is in the process of implementing a series of changes which will allow the

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DSM Wins Patent Infringement Case Against Lallemand Related to Low-Glycerol Yeast Technology Applicable in Ethanol Production

(DSM/PR Newswire)  Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials received unanimous jury verdict in a Federal Court in Wisconsin concluding that all glycerol reducing ethanol yeast products sold by Lallemand infringe DSM's US Patent 8,795,998. After several

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Tariff Talk

by Kelsey Tamborrino  (Politico's Morning Energy)  The Trump administration escalated trade-war tensions with China on Tuesday, publishing a proposed list of 1,300 Chinese imports that it will hit with retaliatory tariffs in response to China's intellectual property practices, Pro's Adam Behsudi

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Alchemy for Modern Times: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to CRI/GTI’s IH2 Process

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 ongoing commercialization support. Twelve US

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System to Produce Biodiesel Created in the UN Receives Patent in EE. UU

by Juan Carlos Millán (Unimedios, Bogotá/UN Periodico (Google translation))  The innovative method increases productivity in obtaining biodiesel and reduces the number and size of equipment used in its production. It was designed by the Research Group in Chemical and Biochemical Processes

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SCOTUS Watch: Can Tribunals Replace Juries in Nixing Patents?

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 you or your company has

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Affordable, Drop-In Hydrocarbons from Wood: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to CRI/GTI’s IH2 Process

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 ongoing commercialization support. Twelve US

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Producing High Productivity Microalgae with Flexible Composition

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 of algae production. During his

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$45B Annual Windfall for US Consumers with a Gasoline-Engine Overhaul? EPA Is Getting a Patent Worth Knowing about

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 compression engine that would reduce

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“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 of ethanol while taking advantage

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Ethanol's Biggest Advocate May Be EPA

(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 high efficiency, high compression

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A Decade of Bioenergy Research

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 research centers with the goal

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Scientists Engineer Sugarcane to Produce Biodiesel

(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 modified sugarcane plants also produced

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Food Scientist Aiding Fuel Ethanol with New Engineered Bacteria

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 his stock-in-trade for more than

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CWS to Buy Western Biodiesel Plant, Convert to Renewable Diesel

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) biodiesel plant formerly owned by

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New Bioprocessing Tech Moves Us from “Food vs Fuels” to “Food, then Fuel”

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 for food and health, and

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Turning Brewery Wastewater into Battery Power

(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 of breweries and batteries could

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Company Makes Dry Cattle Feed Pellets from Ethanol Byproduct

(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 a patented technique that will

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Company Makes Dry Cattle Feed Pellets from Ethanol Byproduct

(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 patented technique that will allow

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Court Rules Several GS Cleantech Patents Unenforceable

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 filed by the company against

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Algal Bloom in Korea presents both Crisis and Opportunity

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 patent applications for algae-based technologies

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Dutch Company Secures US Patent for Hydrous Ethanol Blends between 60% and 95%

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. The company already commercializes 15%

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American Science and Technology Receives New Patent for Method to Increase the Efficiency and Profitability of Organosolv Processing of Lignocellulosic Biomass

(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 method for the extraction of

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Toxic Algal Blooms of Today Could Become the Biofuels, Fertilizers and Antibiotics of Tomorrow

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 biofuels and fertilizer. The WMU

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Illinois Tech Scientists Receive Patent for Method to Genetically Engineer Bacteria and Yeast to Increase Bioethanol Production

(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 and husks, and woodchips. Ben Stark,

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Alliance Receives Letter of Intent (LOI) For Plant Sub-License in Columbia

(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 an initial sub-license to install

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Alliance BioEnergy Receives Independent Verification of Sugars Through CTS Processing of DDG, From Large Ethanol Producer

(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 from Distillers Grain (DDG) as

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Unitel Wins Patent for Direct Conversion of Algae to Fatty Acids

(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 algae and water. “The major stumbling

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The Growing Problem of Patent Trolling

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 record (1). In theory, this

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USTR Releases Special 301 Report on Protection of American Intellectual Property Rights Across the World

(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 of World Intellectual Property Day,

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Colombia’s Ecopetrol Granted Clean Diesel Patent in Malaysia

(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 a patent for the process

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Tyton BioEnergy Systems Announces Technology Breakthrough, New Method for Turning Plant Oils into Jet Fuel

(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 biomass or seeds directly into

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College Professor Patents Products that Could Change the Way Biofuels React to the Elements

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 northern climes. Traditional biofuels -- the

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Drop-In Renewable Fuels, Competitive with $30 Oil: The Digest’s 20-Slide Guide to the Correia Process

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 an 10-year amortized basis for

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A New, Renewable, Drop-In, Waste-Based Fuel Emerges, Competitive with $30 Oil

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 Portugal, a new drop-in biofuels

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IIT-Roorkee Scientists Patent Low-Cost Biofuel Tech

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, grows up to three feet

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NETL Carbon Capture Technologies to Be Used in Commercial Biomass-to Biofuel Conversion Process with Power Generation

(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 renewable fuels. The license was

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Plug-and Play Synthbio: Arzeda, INVISTA, Others Finding New Pathways to Affordable, Everyday Materials

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 has to look like, one

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Spanish Company Receives Patents for 2G Biodiesel from Glycerin

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 of the European-funded 2G Biofuel

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Electrofuels Update: Patent Granted for CO2-to-Gasoline Process

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 the electrofuels family — technologies

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Solazyme Chops Roquette (again) in the Great Algae Flour Fight

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 District Judge for the District

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Patent Awarded for Cellulose-Digesting Bacteria that Make Ethanol

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 from crop or waste biomass

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Hamrick Engineering Granted Patent for Extracting Sugars and Nanocellulose from Biomass

(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 patent describes how to extract

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Largest Cellulosic Ethanol Plant in the World Opens October 30

(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 (BETO) Director, Jonathan Male, alongside

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ICM Aims for Strong Legacy

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 the engineering, manufacturing and marketing

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Oswego Teen Scientist Wins Medal Creating 'Next-Generation' Biofuel

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 to develop an environmentally friendly

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Butamax, Gevo Settle, Will Work Together on Market Development

(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 technologies for the production of

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Gevo’s Losses Narrow, Revenue up 15% as Courts Issue Favorable Ruling in Betamax vs Gevo Patent Cases

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 revenues were $0.8 million, primarily

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Making the Biofuels Process Safer for Microbes

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 heavy lifting in the increasingly

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Joule Wins Key Patent for Direct Conversion of CO2 to Hydrocarbon Fuels

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 to target the highest-value molecules

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Renewable Isobutanol: It’s Time for a Truce

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 ethanol as a fuel and

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Peloton Technologies Files Patent for Lignocellulose Technology that Increases Fuel Yields

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 which interfere with fermentation are

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The Great Algae Robbery

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 of a JV gone wrong,

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Deinove Strengthens Its Position in the United States

(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 bacteria ", has been granted

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Supreme Court Sides with Gevo in Long-Standing Patent Dispute

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 Delaware District Court (District Court)

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Patenting Strategies in the Biodiesel Industry

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 of effectively protecting a biodiesel

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Renmatix Acquires Sweden-Based REAC Fuel's Intellectual Property

(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 developed intellectual property that complements

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4 Minutes with…Thomas Leue, President, Homestead Engineering

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 road fuel or for off-road,

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Missing Link Awarded Four Patents for Algae Biomass Technology

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, particularly increasing algae growth rate

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Biotech Feels a Chill from Changing U.S. Patent Rules

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 nature are increasingly hard to

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ICM Announces Agreements for Cellulosic Technology, Selective Milling Technology (SMT)

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 increases ethanol yield and throughput.

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Endophytics, LLC Announces an Advanced Biofuel and Green Chemicals Technology Platform Utilizing Fungi

(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 the industry. Endophytics, LLC recently announced

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Proterro Wins Key Notice of Allowance for its Photobioreactor from USPTO

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 issued a notice of allowance

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Biofuels, and the Crossing of the Rind

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 from hemicellulose and cellulose —

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USPTO Issues Patent to Biofeedstock Company Proterro for Its Biosynthetic Process To Manufacture Fermentable Sugar

(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 or deconstructing cellulosic materials, Proterro

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CTi’s Application for Biodiesel Production Approved by USPTO

(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 approval adds another significant accomplishment

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Embracing Open-source Biotech: DNA Freeware May Out-Innovate Patented Genes

(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 Court judgment striking down an

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Gevo Provides Update of Luverne Operations

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 call to discuss the first

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Gevo’s Gevolution

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 train up later this month

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Gevo Wins a Judgment in Latest Butamax vs Gevo Dust-Up

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 venture between DuPont and BP,

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Gevo vs Butamax: Butamax Heads for Appeal after Court Setback

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 rulings and orders, days before

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Aemetis Granted Fifth U.S. Patent for Cellulosic Biochemical and Biofuel Technology

(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 Saccharification of Lignocellulosic Polysaccharides”, and

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Butamax Granted Biobutanol DHAD Enzyme Patent 8,241,878; Files Additional Lawsuit against Gevo for Patent Infringement

(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 a step in the pathway

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Court: Gevo Again Free to Sell Isobutanol into Auto Fuels Market

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 has been reversed in federal

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USPTO Grants Butamax a Further KARI Enzyme Patent

(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 production pathway. ...This latest patent issued

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