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High Yield Algal Biomass Production Without Concentrated CO¬2 Supply Under Open Pond Conditions
Project ID: D2016-72Background Biorefineries are working to create sustainable solutions via conversion of biomass. Microalgae has been a popular choice for biomass inputs due to fast growth rates and their ability to grow on waste waters and marginal lands. Cultivation of microalgae in an open pond system is a less expensive alternative than clos...
Cost- and Energy-Efficient Device for De-watering Microalgae Using Stimuli-Sensitive Hydrogels
Project ID: D2016-01IP Status: US Patent 10,077,422Invention Description: Currently, a major hurdle for commercial-scale production of fuels and other products from microalgae is recovering algal biomass from growth media with minimal cost and energy input. When cultivated in open raceway ponds, microalgae concentrations are very low – typica...
Ring-Closing Metathesis Creates Nylon-11, -12 and -13 Precursors from Widely Abundant Plant-Derived Biomass
Project ID: D2014-39 IP Status: Provisional patent #62/020,488 filed Invention Description: Invention relates to a new ring-closing-metathesis approach for making C11, C12 and C13 lactams (cyclic form of amino acids) from oleic acid or alkyl esters originating from lipids. The method allows direct conversion of the widely abundant natural fatty aci...
Methods for Production of Fatty Acid Alkanolamides (FAAAs) from Microalgae Biomass
Project ID: D2014-07 IP Status: Provisional patent # 62/095,502 filed Invention Description: Concise and efficient procedure for FAAA synthesis and isolation from lipid-containing algal biomass. Applications: Industrial uses such as biosurfactants or biolubricants including personal care products, pharmaceuticals, detergents, rust inhibitors, ink...
Renewable Alternatives to Petroleum-Derived Products: Novel Approach Creates Nylon-12 and -13 Precursors from Lipids
Project ID: D2014-06 Invention Description: Invention relates to a new olefin cross-metathesis approach for making C12 and C13 amino esters from oleic acid (or alkyl esters) originating from lipids. The method allows direct conversion of the widely abundant natural fatty acid oleic acid into synthetic precursors or nylon-12 and nylon-13 in half the...