14880 – As our planet's fossil fuel supply is quickly diminishing, microbially derived biodiesels could play an important role as a renewable energy source. While microbes have already been shown to produce TAGs from the fermentation of refined carbon sources such as gluconate or olive oil, the processes to refine these carbon sources are often labor-intensive and expensive. An invention that... Read More
16130 – Branched, medium chain alcohols are as energy dense as petroleum-derived gasoline and have a superior octane rating. As such, they provide an environmentally sustainable alternative to gasoline for use in spark ignition engines. 4-methyl-1-pentanol (4MP), in particular, can also be used as an organic solvent for a variety of reactions and extractions.
15503 – This invention can be applied to gas to liquid production systems for production of liquid fuels and small scale isolated gas production. It also would be advantageous to utilize this invention for stranded natural gas where there is a substantial natural gas liquid content (propane, ethane, butane) and it is not economically attractive to separate out these molecules because of the... Read More
13534 – An application for this technology is in removal of low-molecular weight alcohols from water. An issue with the current technology is its limited production rate. The invention develops in-situ continuous separation systems which use stimuli-responsive polymers for low-molecular weight alcohol removal by using the polymers to bind alcohol in their reduced state the release the bound... Read More
14284 – The increase in ethanol usage as a transportation fuel has led to stricter regulations set by the EPA due to the harmful effects of the acetaldehyde that forms once ethanol is released into the atmosphere. This technology can be used for ethanol emissions testing by car manufacturers, research laboratories, and certification laboratories in addition to ethanol gas detection in... Read More
12549 – This efficient, cost-effective process creates light hydrocarbon fuels like propylene or propane from biomass or syngas feedstock. The two-step process converts a wide area of biomass sugars and carbohydrates into fuels or new feedstock for the chemical and polymer industry. At present, there is no cheap and easy way to convert biomass to hydrocarbon fuel without having to... Read More
8126 – This is a high temperature technology to convert virtually any form of biomass e.g. wood, straw, grass, energy crops, municipal solid wastes, agricultural residues and concentrated waste pulping liquors to two major high value products: (a) solid metal carbides readily converted to acetylene or other hydrocarbon gases; and (b) CO + H mixtures. Acetylene and CO + H2 mixtures are both... Read More