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TEC2013-0040: Method to Increase Calorific Content and Enhanced Nutritional Value of Plant Biomass for the Production of Fuel and Feed

Background 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...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Christoph Benning, Sanjaya Sanjaya, Rachel Miller
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Agriculture, Biotechnology, Energy

110029: Algae Transcription Factors That Increase Oil Production

In recent years, the interest in alternative fuel has grown rapidly. There are many different alternatives on the market, from corn oil to algae. The largest advantages of algae biofuel are that it is a renewable source of energy and that algae may be grown autotrophically using energy from the sun. Autotrophic growth helps reduce or avoid the...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Christoph Benning
Keywords(s): Algae, Biofuel, Biotechnology, Transcription Category(s): Biotechnology, Energy

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 cost...
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

080076: Binding Protein for Detecting Phosphatidic Acid

Phosphatidic acid (PA) is an essential component of living cells. PA-signaling processes are extremely important biochemical pathways that are likely implicated in many diseases and in the pathology of serious health conditions. Its detection and measurement can be very important for basic science and biomedical research. Current methods for detecting...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Christoph Benning, Binbin Lu
Keywords(s): High Content Screening, Phosphatidic Acid, Reagents, Remediation, Signal Transduction Category(s): Medical, Biotechnology, Chemicals

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 fuel...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Christoph Benning, Rachel Miller, Eric Moellering
Keywords(s): Algae, Biodiesel, Biofuel Category(s): Biotechnology, Chemicals, Energy

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

000092: Wrinkled 1 (wri1) Seed-Oil-Increasing Transcription Factor

Plant seed oils are used in many products, including human and animal food products, soaps, detergents, cosmetics, paints, lubricants, and to make biodiesel. Demand for vegetable oils has been increasing steadily and has been bolstered by recent interest in using these oils as renewable alternatives to petroleum fuels. Michigan State University’s...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Christoph Benning, Alex Cernac
Keywords(s): Biofuel, Plant Oils, Transgenic Plants Category(s): Biotechnology, Agriculture

000006: Plant Seed Specific Promoters

Constitutive promoters, such as the CaMV 35S promoter, are commonly used for producing transgenic plants. However, constitutive promoters offer very little expression control, and cause their products to be expressed throughout the entire life of the plant and ubiquitously in tissues of transgenic plants. This effect is often harmful to the health...