Oklahoma State University receives patent for biofuel co-fermentation process

February 24, 2022 |

In Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University was recently issued a patent that could significantly increase biofuel and chemical yields while reducing carbon dioxide emissions. 

A professor of biosystems and agricultural engineering created a new co-fermentation method that turns sugars into alcohols, organic acids and ketones without the environmental impact. 

This co-fermentation process adds naturally occurring microorganisms (bacteria) into the fermentation process of plant substances, such as corn, grass and wood. The process combines sugar-fermenting and gas-fermenting bacteria while capturing carbon dioxide, which is also fermented to create more biofuels. 

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