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060061: Molecular Design of Thermostable Alcohol Dehydroganase for Synthesis for Chiral Aromatic Alcohols

Chiral aromatic alcohols are important building blocks for a variety of high-value chemicals, including pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, and various other chiral compounds. Generally only one enantiomer is biologically active for the intended purpose of the drug; the other enantiomer can be toxic. To achieve enantiomeric purity using current me...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): J. Gregory Zeikus, Karla Fjeld, Claire Vieille
Keywords(s): Chiral alcohols, Enzyme thermostable Category(s): Biotechnology, Chemicals

030021: Industrial Fructose Production

Michigan State University’s invention increases the efficiency of high fructose corn syrup production using enzyme-based methods. The enzyme xylose isomease has been modified to have enhanced stability, activity, and utility. The invention includes an efficient method of producing this enzyme in quantity with the intended use in industrial pro...

010052: Single Compartment Electrochemical Bioreactor System

A biofuel cell is a device that directly converts microbial metabolic power into electricity using electrochemical technology. Microbial fuel cells have previously used systems with two compartments: (1) an aerated cathode compartment containing a chemical solution of ferric cyanide and oxygen; and (2) an anode compartment containing bacterial ...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): J. Gregory Zeikus, Doo Hyun Park
Keywords(s): Biofuel Cell, Bioreactor Category(s): Energy, Electrical

980036: Microbial Utilization of Electricity

The promotion of reductive processes in a biological system requires an electrochemical bioreactor system having a cathode compartment equipped with a cathode and an anode compartment equipped with an anode. The cathode and anode compartments are separated by a cation selective membrane, such that the cathode and anode are connected by a condu...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): J. Gregory Zeikus, Doo Hyun Park, Hyoun Shin, Mahendra Jain
Keywords(s): Biofuel Cell, Bioreactor Category(s): Energy, Electrical