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Colombian researchers receive US patent for cheaper, faster biodiesel process

Colombian researchers receive US patent for cheaper, faster biodiesel process

January 2, 2018 |

In Colombia, researchers at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia have designed and received a US patent for a process to produce biodiesel using fewer steps and less equipment creating cheaper, faster production. It uses a tube reactor that requires no physical mixing of vegetable oils with alcohols allowing the fuel to be produced and glycerin […]

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Spectro Scientific awarded US and Australian patents for fuel measurement method

Spectro Scientific awarded US and Australian patents for fuel measurement method

March 30, 2017 |

In Massachusetts, Spectro Scientific has been awarded U.S. patent 9,448,112 B2 for a method to measure two key vehicle fluids. The patent for “Multifunctional fluid meter and method for measuring coolant, biodiesel, gas-ethanol and DEF” has also been granted in Australia. The CoolCheck 2 is a dual wavelength spectrometer specifically designed to test coolant and […]

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Dutch company secures US patent for hydrous ethanol blends between 60% and 95%

Dutch company secures US patent for hydrous ethanol blends between 60% and 95%

September 5, 2016 |

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% hydrous ethanol blends at the pump in the Netherlands and has expanded to several other countries as well. Sister company […]

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ICM reports major efficiencies achieved with use of its patented Selective Milling Technology

ICM reports major efficiencies achieved with use of its patented Selective Milling Technology

June 1, 2016 |

In Kansas, ICM’s patented Selective Milling Technology™ (SMT™) has shifted from a new technology to a proven process at approximately 15% of the ethanol plants in the U.S. and has allowed them to produce more than 300 million gallons of ethanol since the original installations.  From the earliest adopters to current customers, the SMT™ process […]

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Tyton BioEnergy Systems files patent for new bio jet processing method

Tyton BioEnergy Systems files patent for new bio jet processing method

March 14, 2016 |

In Virginia, Tyton BioEnergy Systems filed a patent application for a new method and system of converting oil extracted from plant biomass or seeds directly into jet fuel using its proprietary processing technology. Tyton’s approach is an improvement over state-of-the-art methods of producing non-fossil jet fuels from plant oils, which involve costly and time-intensive pretreatment […]

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Indian researchers patent “low cost” fractional hydrolysis technology

Indian researchers patent “low cost” fractional hydrolysis technology

February 1, 2016 |

In India, researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee have patented a fractional hydrolysis technology they say produces low cost ethanol from a perennial weed known as Kans grass, typically used for thatching roofs. Using the process, scientists could recover over 43.78% cellulose and 24.22% hemicellulose from the Kans grass compared to 37% cellulose […]

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University of Maryland researchers patent fermentation of hydrocarbons

University of Maryland researchers patent fermentation of hydrocarbons

December 28, 2015 |

In Maryland, researchers at the University of Maryland have been awarded a patent that ferments biomass or gaseous CO2 and H2 into hexane and octane much like beer with the use of natural microorganisms. This follows a patent that uses a similar technique to produce ethanol but this time directly into hydrocarbon components. The microorganisms […]

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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office publishes Iowa Corn Promotion Board’s corn-based MEG

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office publishes Iowa Corn Promotion Board’s corn-based MEG

December 9, 2015 |

In Iowa, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently published a patent application (U.S. 2015/0329449) from the Iowa Corn Promotion Board for a production method using corn in the industrial manufacturing of a raw material called monoethylene glycol (MEG). “Patenting this research will lead to advances in the production processes for corn based bio-MEG eliminating […]

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Redfield Energy invests $10 million in ICM fiber separation technology upgrade

Redfield Energy invests $10 million in ICM fiber separation technology upgrade

November 24, 2015 |

In South Dakota, Redfield Energy has invested $10 million to install ICM’s patent-pending fiber separation technology that will extract extra fiber from corn and lead to 8% more ethanol production—about 1.2 million extra gallons per year—and 20% more corn oil production. The facility is the first commercial operation to install the new technology. The upgrade […]

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B3C Fuel Solutions awarded two US patents for its FUEL LIFE technology

B3C Fuel Solutions awarded two US patents for its FUEL LIFE technology

November 24, 2015 |

In South Carolina, B3C Fuel Solutions was awarded two patents for its FUEL LIFE technology, including patents for fuel preservation technology (Patent no. 9,149,788) and fuel drying technology (Patent no. 8,828,104). The FUEL LIFE fuel preservation technology is a proprietary nanopore reactive molecular sieve that removes (neutralizes) the compounds in fuel that cause fuel decay. […]

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