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110100: Control of Cellulose Biosynthesis

Cellulose is a complex carbohydrate that serves as the basic structural component of plant cell walls. It accounts for roughly one-third of all vegetal matter, making it the most common organic compound on earth. Due to its ubiquitous nature, cellulose and its derivatives are key resources for the agriculture, forestry, textile, and paper indu...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Kyung-Hwan Han, Jae-Heung Ko, Won-Chan Kim
Keywords(s): Biofuels, Biomass, Cellulose, Cellulosic Biomass, Feedstock Category(s): Agriculture, Biotechnology

090131: Utility Promoters for Biomass Feedstock Biotechnology

Genetic optimization of biomass is necessary to improve the rates and final yields of sugar release from woody biomass. Areas that would benefit from genetic optimization include growth rate, environmental stress tolerance, yields of easily fermentable polysaccharides, total lignin content, lowering biomass recalcitrance to fermentation, and wo...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Kyung-Hwan Han, Jae-Heung Ko
Keywords(s): Biofuel, Biomass, Ethanol, Feedstock, Lignocellulose Category(s): Biotechnology, Chemicals, Energy

070080: Down Regulation and Up Regulation of Maize Lignin Biosynthesis Enzymes via RNAi Technology to Reduce Crop Pre-treatment Requirements for Bio-fuel Production, and/or Improve Hardwood Quality

Crops and crop residues such as maize stover are considered attractive cellulosic biomass feedstock for the production of bio-fuels, but suffer from the need to chemically pre-treat the material to break-down lignin and release cellulose and hemi-cellulose for fermentation. Crops with reduced pre-treatment would be advantageous. Lignin is also ...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Masomeh (Mariam) Sticklen
Keywords(s): Biofuel, Biomass, Feedstock, Lignin, Maize Category(s): Biotechnology, 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

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