Highmark receives integrated biorefinery platform patent

March 25, 2011 |

In Canada, Highmark Renewables has received patent protection for their new Integrated bioRefinery platform technology in both the U.S and South Africa.  Co-chief executive of Highmark, Evan Chrapko stated that the patents will make it easier to get patent protection in other countries.

The patent protections cover Highmark’s anaerobic digester and add-on such as the biogas cleaning, prio-destruction modules and waste-processing machinery.  Currently, Highmark has a facility in the Vegreville area that uses manure to produce biogas and electricity.  The company plans an expansion next year to convert non-food grade wheat and organic wastes into bio-fertilizer, electricity and ethanol for fuel, which they report will make it the first facility to be an Integrated bioRefinery using their patented IMUS technology.

More on the story.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Tags:

Category: International

Thank you for visting the Digest.