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Venkatesh Balan, Shishir Chundawat, Leonardo Sousa, Bruce Dale: Process for producing sugars and ethanol using corn stillage. Board of Trustees of Michigan State University, Clark IP Law, February 5, 2013: US08367378 (12 worldwide citation)

A process for producing sugars from lignocellulosic materials such as corn stover by the addition of corn stillage as a carbon source is disclosed. The sugars are formed by treating the combination of the corn stillage and the lignocellulosic materials with hydrolytic enzymes. The sugars can be ferm ...


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Charles C Gallop, Theron Cooper, Kurt A Dieker: Bio-oil recovery methods. ICM, Clark IP Law, June 5, 2012: US08192627 (12 worldwide citation)

An emulsion-breaking additive is combined with an emulsion concentrate to yield a reaction product and the emulsion concentrate is produced in a process stream and contains entrapped bio-oil. Subsequent phase separating can be accomplished with gravity separation and/or mechanical processing. The em ...


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Bruce E Dale, Lee R Lynd, Mark Laser: Process for the treatment of lignocellulosic biomass. Board of Trustees of Michigan State University, Clark IP Law, March 12, 2013: US08394611 (9 worldwide citation)

A process for the treatment of biomass to render structural carbohydrates more accessible and/or digestible using concentrated ammonium hydroxide with or without anhydrous ammonia addition, is described. The process preferably uses steam to strip ammonia from the biomass for recycling. The process y ...


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Bruce E Dale, Bryan Ritchie, Derek Marshall: Pretreated densified biomass products. Board of Trustees of Michigan State University, Clark IP Law, March 18, 2014: US08673031 (8 worldwide citation)

A product comprising at least one densified biomass particulate of a given mass having no added binder and comprised of a plurality of lignin-coated plant biomass fibers is provided, wherein the at least one densified biomass particulate has an intrinsic density substantially equivalent to a binder- ...


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Gemma Reguera, Stuart Tessmer, Joshua Veazey, Sanela Lampa Pastirk: Microbial nanowires and products related thereto. Board of Trustees of Michigan State University, Clark IP Law, May 20, 2014: US08729233 (3 worldwide citation)

A nanowire comprising a purified protein filament, such as a pilus, isolated from a bacterium, such as Geobacter sulfurreducens, is provided. Such a purified pilus can contain peptide subunits capable of assembling into the protein filament and establishing an electrical connection with an insoluble ...


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Bruce E Dale, Bryan Ritchie, Derek Marshall: Methods for producing and using densified biomass products containing pretreated biomass fibers. BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, Clark IP Law, May 26, 2015: US09039792 (2 worldwide citation)

A process is provided comprising subjecting a quantity of plant biomass fibers to a pretreatment to cause at least a portion of lignin contained within each fiber to move to an outer surface of said fiber, wherein a quantity of pretreated tacky plant biomass fibers is produced; and densifying the qu ...


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Jeffrey Sakamoto, Ezhiyl Rangasamy, Hyunjoong Kim, Yunsung Kim, Ryan Patrick Maloney: Methods of making and using oxide ceramic solids and products and devices related thereto. BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, Clark IP Law, July 28, 2015: US09093717 (2 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments relate to a method comprising combining a chelating agent, one or more non-aqueous organic solvents and one or more metallic compounds to produce an oxide ceramic solid in a non-aqueous solution based reaction, wherein the oxide ceramic solid contains metal-oxygen-metal bonds. Th ...


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Gemma Reguera, Rebecca Steidl: Microbial nanowires. Board of Trustees of Michigan State University, Clark IP Law, September 30, 2014: US08846890 (2 worldwide citation)

The application describes electrically conductive nanowires, as well as genetically and/or chemically modified nanowires with modified conductive, adhesive and/or coupling properties.


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Ilsoon Lee, Wei Wang, Shaowen Ji: One-step method for pretreating biomass using nanomixing. Board of Trustees of Michigan State University, Clark IP Law, June 3, 2014: US08741632 (2 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices for treatment of biomass comprised of crystalline structures are described that provide a combined mechanical, chemical and thermal effect (i.e., nano-hybrid pretreatment) to synergistically break down the crystalline structures. Such nano-hybrid mixing provides efficient, and co ...



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