Anthony A Parker, Joseph J Marcinko: Protein-containing adhesives, and manufacture and use thereof. EVERTREE, Goodwin Procter, November 14, 2017: US09816019

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.

Shishir Chundawat, Leonardo Da Costa Sousa, Albert M Cheh, Venkatesh Balan, Bruce Dale: Methods for producing extracted and digested products from pretreated lignocellulosic biomass. BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, Clark IP Law, May 16, 2017: US09650657

Methods for producing extracted and digested products from pretreated lignocellulosic biomass are provided. The methods include converting native cellulose Iβ to cellulose IIII by pretreating the lignocellulosic biomass with liquid ammonia under certain conditions, and performing extracting or diges ...

Loren R Eastland: Compound energy co-generation system. Albert W Watkins, August 29, 2017: US09745867

A compound energy co-generation system converts forestry, agricultural, and similar biomass to energy at the source farm. A working fluid reserve at the base is coupled with a boiler inlet. The boiler has a combustion chamber, a vertically rising exhaust stack, and a liquid jacket around the combust ...

Frank Schubert: Systems and methods for water reclamation and ethanol distillation. Morningside Venture Investments, Foley & Lardner, January 9, 2018: US09862620

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 ...

John C Deruyter, Kenneth Miles Hill, Steven W Ogle, Stephanie C Vrakas: Lignocellulosic biomass fermentation process co-product fuel for cement kiln. E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY, August 8, 2017: US09725363

A fuel made from co-products derived from a lignocellulosic biomass fermentation process is used to fuel a cement production process. Filter cake and syrup co-products are mixed and dried, then burned in a cement kiln to create the temperatures needed for cement production.

Jari Vehmaanperä, Marika Alapuranen, Terhi Puranen, Matti Siika Aho, Jarno Kallio, Satu Jamsa, Sanni Voutilainen, Teemu Halonen, Liisa Viikari: Treatment of cellulosic material and enzymes useful therein. Roal Oy, Banner & Witcoff, March 14, 2017: US09593324

The present invention relates to the production of sugar hydrolysates from cellulosic material. The method may be used e.g. for producing fermentable sugars for the production of bioethanol from lignocellulosic material. Cellulolytic enzymes and their production by recombinant technology is describe ...

John David Burger: Tugger and accumulator for use with an agricultural biomass harvester. Deere & Company, Quarles & Brady, October 8, 2013: US08549828

A harvesting system is provided that includes a primary harvester for harvesting grain and biomass, a biomass harvester for further processing the biomass, and a tugger and accumulator coupled between the primary harvester and the biomass harvester. The tugger and accumulator includes an onboard pow ...

Edmund D Villarreal: Lighter device. NK Patent Law PLLC, December 19, 2017: US09845955

A lighter device (10) is provided having a handle (12), an ignitable material (14) carried by the handle, a striker material (16) for igniting the ignitable material (14), and a mirror (20) selectively carried by the handle. The mirror (20) can be slideably removable and can be reinserted into the h ...

Xiao Zhang, Elvie Escorrow Brown: Nanocrystalline cellulose materials and methods for their preparation. Washington State University, Pepper Hamilton, August 8, 2017: US09724213

Disclosed herein are methods for producing nanocrystalline cellulose and oxidized nanocrystalline cellulose from biomass. Also disclosed are methods for forming materials, and the materials formed from a fibrin matrix that incorporates the nanocrystalline cellulose and/or the oxidized nanocrystallin ...

James S Rhodes III: Solid phase biomass carbon storage (SPBCS). 1234 10th Street, Proskauer Rose, December 3, 2013: US08600865

A computerized method of using a data processor having a memory to account for carbon flows and determine a regulatory value for a biofuel includes (i) storing, in memory, a first set of one or more carbon flow values characterizing the production and use of a biofuel, wherein the biofuel is derived ...

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