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ENZYMATIC ACTIVITY OF LYTIC POLYSACCHARIDE MONOOXYGENASE. February 22, 2018: US20180051305-A1

The present invention is in the area of enzymes for (hemi-)cellulose degradation and/or modification, more in particular the degradation and/or modification of xylan. The invention is based on a newly discovered enzymatic activity of a class of lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs), i.e. oxida ...


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PROCESS FOR ENZYMATIC HYDROLYSIS OF LIGNOCELLULOSIC MATERIAL AND FERMENTATION OF SUGARS. March 15, 2018: US20180073048-A1

The invention relates to a process for the preparation of a fermentation product from ligno-cellulosic material, comprising the following steps: a) optionally pre-treatment of the ligno-cellulosic material; b) optionally washing of the optionally pre-treated ligno-cellulosic material; c) enzymatic h ...


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BIOMASS TREATMENT PROCESS AND APPARATUS. March 22, 2018: US20180079965-A1

A process and apparatus are provided in the present invention for treatment of particulate biomass. The present process comprises a densification stage, a first treatment stage, a second treatment stage, a cooling stage; the present apparatus comprises a thermo-chemical treatment chamber which is a ...


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ACIDOPHILIC FUSARIUM OXYSPORUM STRAINS, METHODS OF THEIR PRODUCTION AND METHODS OF THEIR USE. April 12, 2018: US20180100171-A1

The present invention provides isolated acidophilic Fusarium oxysporum strains, such as MK7, and their progeny, compositions comprising such strains and their progeny, methods of producing such strains and their progeny, and methods of using such strains and their progeny.


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PROTEIN-CONTAINING ADHESIVES, AND MANUFACTURE AND USE THEREOF. May 17, 2018: US20180134934-A1

The invention provides protein adhesives and methods of making and using such adhesives. The protein adhesives contain ground plant meal or an isolated polypeptide composition obtained from plant biomass.


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TURBINE SYSTEM AND METHOD. May 31, 2018: US20180149353-A1

A power generating system includes a condensing steam turbine fed with steam from a boiler, wherein the air supply for the boiler combustion process is preheated by means of a heat pump system comprising at least one heat pump with at least one compressor, before entry to the boiler. A method for ge ...


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A METHOD FOR OPERATING A FLUIDIZED BED BOILER. June 28, 2018: US20180180281-A1

The invention relates to a method for operating a fluidized bed boiler, comprising: a) setting the ratio of secondary oxygen containing gas to primary oxygen containing fluidizing gas to a value ranging from 0.0 to 0.8; b) carrying out the combustion of fuel with a fluidized bed comprising ilmenite ...


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Method for Synthesizing Graphene from Encapsulated Particles. July 12, 2018: US20180194630-A1

A method of synthesizing a graphene-based material comprises exposing graphene-encapsulated metal nanoparticles, each nanoparticle comprising a graphene shell surrounding a metal core, to a cracking and welding gas composition under conditions sufficient to crack graphene shells and to reconstruct c ...


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SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR WATER RECLAMATION. Morningside Venture Investments, July 19, 2018: US20180201518-A1

A system reclaiming contaminated water includes a heat exchanger that receives the contaminated water and converts at least a portion of the contaminated water into steam and collects at least a portion of the contaminants within the heat exchanger. A thermal transfer fluid is heated by a heat excha ...


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BIODEGRABLE CARDSTOCK COMPOSITION. August 2, 2018: US20180215914-A1

L-Polylactic acid and D-Polylactic acid biodegradable biopolymers are combined with torrefied biomass and a plasticizer to create a biodegradable cardstock composition. The biodegradable cardstock composition provides an alternative to conventional plastic cardstocks, which are manufactured using pe ...