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100096: Economical Growth Media for Production of Cellulolytic Enzymes at High Concentrations

Producing biofuels from cellulosic materials, such as corn stalks, wood chips, and other biomass, requires the use of enzymes to degrade the cellulosic biomass into its molecular components. The cost to produce these enzymes is high, a factor contributing to the limited production of cellulosic ethanol. Michigan State University’s invention ...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Ming Woei Lau, Bruce Dale
Keywords(s): Biodiesel, Biomass, Cellulose, Enzymes Category(s): Biotechnology, Chemicals, Materials

090108: A Source and Production Method for Acetyl-Triacylglycerols (ac-TAGs)

Background Biodiesel can substitute for conventional petroleum diesel in almost all applications. Oftentimes, use of biodiesel requires engine modification since biodiesel has different solvent properties and often degrades natural rubber. Since use of biodiesel is increasing rapidly, alternative biofuel supplies are needed to accommodate the growi...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Michael Pollard, John Ohlrogge, Timothy Durrett
Keywords(s): Biodiesel, Biofuel, Plant Oils, Transgenic Plants Category(s): Biotechnology, Energy, Agriculture

090022: Production of Oil in Vegetative Tissues

Production of alternative fuels such as biodiesel is on the rise around the world and in the U.S. due to a strong and growing desire to reduce dependency on petroleum-derived diesel fuel. The acceptance of biodiesel has been slowed due to its higher cost relative to petroleum-derived diesel. The higher cost of biodiesel is directly related to the c...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Christoph Benning, Changcheng Xu, Binbin Lu, Jinpeng Gao
Keywords(s): Biodiesel, Biofuel, Oil Crops, Transgenic Crops Category(s): Agriculture, Biotechnology, Energy

080056: Diacylglycerol Acyltransferases Involved in Oil Biosynthesis in Microalgae

The need for the development of biomass-based domestic production systems for high energy liquid transportation fuels is widely recognized. Concerns related to environmental impact and the price of oil combined with political issues related to dependence on foreign oil have increased interest in alternative biofuels. Currently, transportation ...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Christoph Benning, Rachel Miller, Eric Moellering
Keywords(s): Algae, Biodiesel, Biofuel Category(s): Biotechnology, Chemicals, Energy

070144: Improved Processes Production of Lower Cloud Point Biodiesel

Although the demand for biodiesel is rapidly growing internationally, production of the fuel has been plagued by quality related problems. This in turn has caused a lack of consumer confidence in biodiesel, compounded by continued competition with petroleum-based alternatives that are available at a better price point and higher quality. Althou...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Navinchandra Asthana, Dennis Miller, Carl Lira, Evan Bittner
Keywords(s): Biodiesel, Cloud Point, FAME, Fatty Acid Category(s): Chemicals, Energy, Agriculture

070004: Method to Produce Biodiesel by Fermentation

Production of alternative fuels such as biodiesel is on the rise around the world and in the U.S, due to a strong and growing desire to reduce dependency on petroleum derived diesel fuel and its unstable pricing. The acceptance of biodiesel has been slowed due to its higher cost relative to petroleum-derived diesel. The higher cost of biodiesel...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Christoph Benning, J. Michael Younger
Keywords(s): Biodiesel, Biofuel, Feedstock, Fermentation, Transgenic Plants Category(s): Biotechnology, Energy, Agriculture

060096: High Yield Glycerol to Propylene Glycol Conversion Process

The increased production of biodiesel has resulted in a concomitant increased availability of glycerol, a byproduct of the production process. As a result the price of glycerol has experienced a sharp downward spiral. Challenges have confronted biodiesel producers who have pursued Glycerol conversion to the Propylene Glycol, a more desirable an...

050048: Process for Production of Higher Yield Low-Emission Biodiesel

Biodiesel is rapidly gaining market momentum as the next major biofuel for energy sustainability. Factors such as the recent spike in oil prices, the increasing environmental awareness of U.S. consumers and recent tax incentives have all spurred interest and rapid growth in biodiesel technologies in the U.S. However, according to the U.S. Depar...

050039: F-Box Protein Targeted Plant Oil Production

In addition to their importance in human nutrition, plant seed oils are major ingredients in nonfood products, such as soaps, detergents, lubricants, cosmetics, paints, and biofuels. Demand for these vegetable oils has increased steadily due to their versatility and recent use in the development of alternatives to petroleum-based fuels. Transg...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): John Ohlrogge, Sari Ruuska, Yonghua Li
Keywords(s): Biodiesel, Biofuel, Feedstock, Oil Crops, Seed-specific Promoters, Transgenic Plants Category(s): Biotechnology, Agriculture

020072: A Source and Production Method for Acetyl-Triacylglycerols (ac-TAGs)

Biodiesel can substitute for conventional petroleum diesel in almost all applications. Oftentimes, use of biodiesel requires engine modification since biodiesel has different solvent properties and often degrades natural rubber. Since use of biodiesel is increasing rapidly, alternative biofuel supplies are needed to accommodate the growing dem...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Anne Milcamps, David Pan, Michael Pollard
Keywords(s): Biodiesel, Biofuel, GMO Crops, Plant Oils Category(s): Biotechnology, Chemicals, Agriculture