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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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Hamrick Engineering granted US patent for extracting sugars and nanocellulose

Hamrick Engineering granted US patent for extracting sugars and nanocellulose

November 16, 2015 |

In Virginia, Hamrick Engineering has been granted a broad patent for extracting sugars and nanocellulose from lignocellulosic biomass by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The U.S. Patent office granted U.S. Patent App. 14/608,183 titled Methods and systems for producing sugars from carbohydrate-rich substrates and issued U.S. Patent Number 9,194,012. This new technology uses […]

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US Patents Office grants Spanish company patent for glycerin-based advanced biofuel process

US Patents Office grants Spanish company patent for glycerin-based advanced biofuel process

September 2, 2015 |

In Spain, the US Patents Office has granted a patent to 1nkemia IUCT for its second-generation biofuels production process through 2033. The company’s 66th patent produces fuel from fatty acids found in glycerin that can be used instead of biodiesel or as fuel oil in industrial burners at the same price as fossil fuels, the […]

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Ceres awarded US patent for soybean-based genetic sequence

Ceres awarded US patent for soybean-based genetic sequence

May 27, 2015 |

In California, Ceres has been awarded a U.S. patent for a genetic sequence derived from soybean, covering uses of the gene in areas such as research, product development and plant transformation. The company believes that its gene is useful in regulating key biosynthetic processes that are the target of a class of commercial herbicides. Ceres […]

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Superior Oil awarded US patent for coin oil extraction and immediately files suit

Superior Oil awarded US patent for coin oil extraction and immediately files suit

March 2, 2015 |

In Indiana, Superior Oil was awarded a U.S. patent for its innovative approach to extracting corn oil from the ethanol production processes. Superior’s U.S. Patent No. 8,962,059 provides for improved techniques for maximizing the extraction of corn oil during post-fermentation operations. Superior Oil also immediately commenced an action against Solenis LLC and Solenis L.P. to […]

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Deinove gets US patent for its high-performance metabolic bacteria

Deinove gets US patent for its high-performance metabolic bacteria

February 25, 2015 |

In France, Deinove announced its patent, “High-performance metabolic bacteria”, has been granted in the United States.  This patent covers the biofuel production process from cellulosic or hemicellulosic material – biomass components – by a consolidated bioprocess of degradation and fermentation based on Deinococcus bacteria. This issuance is a recognition of the innovative nature of the […]

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Valicor acquires patent for protein extraction from corn ethanol stillage

Valicor acquires patent for protein extraction from corn ethanol stillage

February 16, 2015 |

In Michigan, Valicor announced it has completed the acquisition of a patent that covers the extraction of protein from corn ethanol stillage and is designed to help ethanol producers maximize their coproduct recovery and value. The patent for invention number 7,829,680 is for a system and method that isolates gluten (protein) as a coproduct of […]

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Indian researchers file for US patent for coconut biodiesel technology

Indian researchers file for US patent for coconut biodiesel technology

February 11, 2015 |

In India, researchers at Kochi-based SCMS Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology Research and Development and the SCMS School of Engineering and Technology have filed for a US patent for coconut-based biodiesel. The technology can produce 760 liters of biodiesel from 10,000 coconuts’ worth of oil, along with five other co-products.

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Kansas Ethanol to install ICM’s patent-pending Fiber Separation Technology

Kansas Ethanol to install ICM’s patent-pending Fiber Separation Technology

February 10, 2015 |

In Kansas, ICM announced that Kansas Ethanol LLC, of Lyons, Kansas, has signed an agreement for purchase, license to operate, and full-scale installation of ICM’s patent-pending Fiber Separation Technology™. Kansas Ethanol is one of the 19 ethanol plants in North America either running or under contract to run ICM’s Selective Milling Technology™. Combined, these plants […]

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US District Court invalidates four of GS CleanTech’s corn oil patents

US District Court invalidates four of GS CleanTech’s corn oil patents

December 4, 2014 |

In Indiana, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana has ruled against GS CleanTech in a case the company had mounted against 17 ethanol plants and manufacturers of ethanol production equipment who the company claimed had violated its corn oil patents. The judge ruled four of the company’s patents invalid because it […]

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