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PROTECTIVE HEMP OIL FOR WOOD TREATMENT METHOD

NºPublicación:  US2024239003A1 18/07/2024
SMART GREEN UTILITY POLE LLC [US]
Smart Green Utility Pole, LLC
US_2024239003_A1

Resumen de: US2024239003A1

A protectant and sealant solution and method of use thereof, configured to protect wood from premature decay when disposed in contact with the earth. The solution is composed of processed hemp oil which is mixed with bio-diesel and other oils to form the protectant solution. The wood is then impregnated with the solution via pressure treatment within a retort cylinder. The solution is configured to protect utility poles and other wooden construction members which are known for prolonged contact with soil. The solution is designed as a safe replacement for pentachlorophenol solutions which have been found to be harmful to the soil and water table.

HYDROTHERMAL TREATMENT OF BIOMASS

NºPublicación:  US2024240096A1 18/07/2024
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO [NL]
Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO

Resumen de: US2024240096A1

The present invention concerns an improved process for a process for the treatment of biomass, comprising (a) subjecting biomass to hydrothermal treatment in a hydrothermal reactor by immersing the biomass in a treatment liquid, wherein an effluent drained from step (b) or (c) is used as treatment liquid; (b) draining the liquid from the reactor via a liquid outlet to obtain a liquor and simultaneously or subsequently introducing another washing liquid into the reactor, wherein the washing liquid is pre-heated to a temperature 30° C. below operational temperature of step (a) or higher before being introduced into the reactor, (c) draining the reactor to obtain washed hydrothermally treated biomass and an effluent, wherein at least one of step (a) and (b) is performed at a temperature in the range of 100-250° C. The invention further concerns a solid fuel and a liquor obtained by the process according to the invention, as well as a hydrothermal treatment facility to operate the process according to the invention.

PREPARATION METHOD FOR EXTREME MONASCUS AND SORGHUM FERMENTED PRODUCT AND USE OF SAME

NºPublicación:  WO2024148658A1 18/07/2024
CHENGDU BAOLU BIOTECHNOLOGY CO LTD [CN]
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WO_2024148658_A1

Resumen de: WO2024148658A1

The present invention relates to the technical field of microbial fermentation, and provides a preparation method for an extreme monascus and sorghum fermented product and a use of same. A seed solution of Monascus pilosus YX-1125 is inoculated into a sorghum fermentation medium for aerobic fermentation under a dark condition to obtain an extreme monascus and sorghum fermented product. The extreme monascus and sorghum fermented product of the present invention has a good inhibitory effect on various indexes such as skin melanin production, skin microecological imbalance, skin allergy, skin inflammation, skin barrier impairment, loss of skin elasticity, the generation of skin wrinkles and the like caused by exogenous stress such as photoaging and the like.

ORGANISMS PRODUCING LESS CROTONIC ACID

NºPublicación:  EP4399284A1 17/07/2024
GLOBAL BIOENERGIES [FR]
Global Bioenergies
CN_117980473_A

Resumen de: CN117980473A

The present invention relates to a recombinant organism or microorganism having a reduced crotonic acid bank compared to the organism or microorganism derived therefrom due to at least one of: (i) an increased conversion of crotonyl-CoA to butyryl-CoA; and/or the conversion of butyryl-CoA to butyric acid is increased; (ii) the conversion of crotonyl-CoA to 3-hydroxybutyryl-CoA is increased; and/or the conversion of 3-hydroxybutyryl-CoA to 3-hydroxybutyric acid is increased; (iii) the conversion of crotonic acid to crotonyl-CoA is increased; (iv) an increased conversion of crotonyl-acyl carrier protein to butyryl acyl carrier protein; (v) the conversion of crotonyl-CoA to crotonic acid is reduced; and/or (vi) reduced conversion of crotonyl-acyl carrier protein to crotonic acid. Furthermore, the present invention relates to the use of such a recombinant organism or microorganism for the production of olefins with a ferulate decarboxylase. Further, the present invention relates to a method for producing isobutene or butadiene by culturing such a recombinant organism or microorganism in a suitable culture medium under suitable conditions.

REDUCED EMISSIONS USING SYNGAS FERMENTATION

NºPublicación:  EP4399318A1 17/07/2024
CONOCOPHILLIPS CO [US]
Conocophillips Company
CA_3230998_PA

Resumen de: CA3230998A1

Methods for reducing or reusing emissions and waste from oil and gas processing facilities are described. Specifically, emission and waste streams can be partially oxidized before being treated in a modified syngas fermentation process with parallel bioreactors to produce commodity chemicals of commercial importance while lowering greenhouse gas emissions. At least one bioreactor is online at all times, offline reactors being emptied to collect product and recharged for use.

A MARINE FUEL BLEND

NºPublicación:  EP4399265A1 17/07/2024
NESTE OYJ [FI]
Neste Oyj
CN_117916343_A

Resumen de: CN117916343A

The present invention relates to a marine fuel blend having a kinematic viscosity of from 2 to 30 mm2/s, measured according to EN ISO 3104: 2020 at 50 DEG C, and comprising from 0.5 to 50 vol-% of a palm oil effluent sludge substrate.

Production Of Non-Native Monounsaturated Fatty Acids In Bacteria

NºPublicación:  US2024229086A1 11/07/2024
GENOMATICA INC [US]
GENOMATICA, INC
CN_117083382_A

Resumen de: US2024229086A1

Recombinant proteobacteria, including γ-proteobacteria, comprising a heterologous acyl-ACP desaturase and a heterologous acyl-ACP thioesterase, wherein the native dual 3-hydroxy acyl-ACP dehydratase/isomerase is deleted are provided herein. The recombinant proteobacteria produce non-native monounsaturated free fatty acids or derivatives thereof. Methods of producing non-native monounsaturated free fatty acids or derivatives thereof are also provided, in addition to cell cultures and fatty acid compositions produced by the recombinant proteobacteria. The recombinant proteobacteria may be used to produce insect pheromones or precursors thereof, and fragrances or precursors thereof.

Methods and Compositions for Improving Carbon Accumulation in Plants

NºPublicación:  US2024229052A1 11/07/2024
BECKER DAVID [US]
CANISIUS UNIV [US]
BECKER David,
Canisius University
BR_112023023906_A2

Resumen de: US2024229052A1

Disclosed herein are methods for decreasing plant generation time and increasing certain characteristics of plants including starch accumulation, root biomass, leaf biomass, stem biomass, and seed biomass. The description also includes methods for growing plants with less light increasing and/or shifting the latitude range of a plant so that the plant can be grown at higher latitudes. The improved plants can be used as food, or feedstock for making chemicals such as biofuels.

ENGINEERED ACID ALPHA-GLUCOSIDASE VARIANTS

NºPublicación:  US2024228997A1 11/07/2024
CODEXIS INC [US]
Codexis, Inc
MX_2022007399_A

Resumen de: US2024228997A1

The present invention provides engineered acid alpha-glucosidase (GAA) polypeptides and compositions thereof. In some embodiments, the engineered GAA polypeptides have been optimized to provide increased expression, stability at neutral pH, and activity in cell lysates. The invention also provides methods for utilization of the compositions comprising the engineered GAA polypeptides for therapeutic and other purposes.

POLYPEPTIDES HAVING ALPHA-AMYLASE ACTIVITY AND POLYNUCLEOTIDES ENCODING SAME

NºPublicación:  US2024228996A1 11/07/2024
NOVOZYMES AS [DK]
Novozymes A/S
WO_2021163030_A2

Resumen de: US2024228996A1

The present invention relates to polypeptides having alpha-amylase activity, alpha-amylase catalytic domains, and starch binding modules, and polynucleotides encoding the polypeptides, alpha-amylase catalytic domains, and starch binding modules, and to nucleic acid constructs, vectors, and host cells comprising the polynucleotides as well as methods of producing and using the polypeptides, alpha-amylase catalytic domains, and starch binding modules. The present invention relates to processes for producing fermentation products from starch-containing material. The invention also relates to an enzyme blend or composition, or a recombinant host cell or fermenting organism suitable for use in a process of the invention.

CARBOXYLIC ACID PLATFORM FOR FUEL AND CHEMICAL PRODUCTION AT HIGH CARBON AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY

NºPublicación:  US2024229047A1 11/07/2024
MOJIA BIOTECH PTE LTD [SG]
Mojia Biotech Pte. Ltd
CN_118251496_PA

Resumen de: US2024229047A1

This disclosure provides a new conceptual framework in which orthogonal, new-to-nature carbon and energy conversion pathways facilitate the synthesis of fuels and chemicals from carboxylic acid intermediates (CAis) driven by genetically altered microorganisms. This allows the CAi platform to generate diverse products at ≥100% carbon yield while retaining the established high product and energy efficiencies of fermentative metabolism. In another embodiment, a carboxylic acid platform for fuel and chemical production at high carbon and energy efficiency is also provided.

Control method of nitrogen oxide ultra-low emission and carbon negative emission system

NºPublicación:  US2024228885A1 11/07/2024
ZHEJIANG UNIV [CN]
Zhejiang University
US_2023174867_PA

Resumen de: US2024228885A1

Carbon negative emission methods, a nitrogen oxide ultra-low emission system, an air supply device and a flow control module. The system for use in carbon negative emission methods enables biomass to produce inorganic carbon and pyrolysis gas/gasification gas to realize negative emission of carbon. The nitrogen oxide ultra-low emission system enables fuel to be in mixed combustion with the pyrolysis gas/gasification gas to remove nitrogen oxides, which realizes ultra-low emission of the nitrogen oxides. The air supply device is in communication with a biomass pyrolysis coupling partial gasification and is in communication with the system for use in carbon negative emission methods and the nitrogen oxide ultra-low emission system. The pyrolysis gas/gasification gas enters the nitrogen oxide ultra-low emission system. The flow control module controls a flow ratio of a pyrolysis agent/gasification agent entering the system for use in carbon negative emission methods and flow of the pyrolysis gas/gasification gas and air entering the nitrogen oxide ultra-low emission system.

SPENT COFFEE GROUND BIOCHAR, RELATED METHODS OF MAKING, ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION SYSTEMS, AND METHODS OF REMOVING CONTAMINANTS FROM SOLUTION

NºPublicación:  US2024228327A1 11/07/2024
UNIV OF WASHINGTON [US]
University of Washington
WO_2022093908_A1

Resumen de: US2024228327A1

A method of producing biochar from spent coffee grounds, biochar, such as biochar produced according to the methods of the present disclosure, an environmental remediation system including biochar according to embodiments of the present disclosure, and methods of removing contaminants from an aqueous solution using biochar according to embodiments of the present disclosure are described. In an embodiment, the method of producing biochar from spent coffee grounds comprises heating dried spent coffee grounds in an oven in a first pyrolysis temperature range to provide an intermediate biochar; and heating the intermediate biochar and a caustic in the oven in a second pyrolysis temperature range to provide the biochar.

HYDROGEN PRODUCTION FROM PYROLYSIS OF BIOMASS AT A TEMPERATURE OF AT LEAST 950°C

NºPublicación:  US2024228276A1 11/07/2024
ABUNDIA BIOMASS TO LIQUIDS LTD [GB]
Abundia Biomass-to-Liquids Limited
US_2024228276_PA

Resumen de: US2024228276A1

The present invention relates to a process for forming a bio-derived hydrogen gas from a biomass feedstock, and the bio-derived hydrogen gas formed therefrom. The present invention also relates to the use of a bio-derived hydrogen gas in fuel cells, petroleum refining and in forming bio-derived ammonia and methane.

INCREASING THE AVAILABILITY OF FERMENTABLE SUGARS IN FERMENTATIONS

NºPublicación:  WO2024148069A1 11/07/2024
DANISCO US INC [US]
DANISCO US INC

Resumen de: WO2024148069A1

Described is a method for increasing the amounts of fermentable sugars in fermentation substrates by treatment with a combination of an enzyme having transglucosidase activity and an enzyme having glucoamylase activity to hydrolyze oligo and/or polysaccharides that are not conventionally hydrolyzed by glucoamylase alone during fermentation. The method is most effective using fermentation substrates containing low amounts of maltose and maltotriose.

OBTAINING D-AMINO ACID TRANSAMINASE MUTANT ON THE BASIS OF SUPERCOMPUTING AIDING AND USE THEREOF

NºPublicación:  WO2024146119A1 11/07/2024
SHANDONG COMPUTER SCIENCE CENTER NAT SUPERCOMPUTER CENTER IN JINAN [CN]
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WO_2024146119_PA

Resumen de: WO2024146119A1

The present invention belongs to the technical fields of computational biology, computer-aided design and enzyme engineering, and particularly relates to obtaining a D-amino acid transaminase mutant on the basis of supercomputing aiding and the use thereof. The present invention successfully obtains a novel D-amino acid transaminase mutant on the basis of supercomputing aiding technology and applies the enzyme. Compared with a wild-type enzyme, the half-life t1/2 of the D-amino acid transaminase mutant at 40°C is >12h, whereas the half-life of a wild-type D-amino acid transaminase is only 8.8 min; and the half-inactivation temperature T50 15 of the mutant is 45.3°C, which is about 5.4°C higher than that of the wild-type D-amino acid transaminase. Hence, the D-amino acid transaminase mutant has remarkably improved thermal stability, enzyme activity and the like, thus effectively widening the application field and range thereof, and having an extensive industrial application prospect. Therefore, the present invention has good practical application value.

FORMATE DEHYDROGENASE VARIANTS AND METHODS OF USE

NºPublicación:  EP4396334A2 10/07/2024
GENOMATICA INC [US]
Genomatica, Inc
KR_20240051254_PA

Resumen de: CN117980472A

The present disclosure provides polypeptides and encoding nucleic acids of engineered formate dehydrogenase. The present disclosure also provides cells expressing the engineered formate dehydrogenase. The present disclosure also provides a method of producing a biologically derived compound comprising culturing a cell expressing an engineered formate dehydrogenase wherein the engineered formate dehydrogenase is capable of catalytic conversion.

METHODS FOR PRODUCING REDUCED CARBON FOOTPRINT BIOFUELS

NºPublicación:  EP4396304A1 10/07/2024
LOCUS SOLUTIONS IPCO LLC [US]
Locus Solutions IPCO, LLC

Resumen de: US2024117260A1

The subject invention provides compositions and methods for reducing the carbon footprint of producing biofuels. Microbe-based soil treatment compositions are utilized to reduce greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the agricultural practices of producing feedstock crops.

METHOD FOR PRODUCING MOTOR FUEL FROM ETHANOL

NºPublicación:  EP4396307A1 10/07/2024
SWEDISH BIOFUELS AB [SE]
Swedish Biofuels AB
US_2024132784_PA

Resumen de: US2024132784A1

A method for making C7-C12 aromatic compounds includes reacting a mixture comprising C2-C5 olefins and C1-C4 paraffins under conditions sufficient to form a reaction product mixture comprising a liquid phase and a gas phase, wherein the liquid phase comprises the C7-C12 aromatic hydrocarbons and wherein the gas phase comprises hydrogen and C1-C4 paraffins. The liquid phase is then separated from the gas phase.

ENZYMATIC AGENT FOR TRANSESTERIFICATION CONTAINING LIPASE AS ACTIVE INGREDIENT

NºPublicación:  EP4397754A1 10/07/2024
AMANO ENZYME INC [JP]
Amano Enzyme Inc
EP_4397754_A1

Resumen de: EP4397754A1

It is an object of the present invention to provide an enzyme agent for transesterification, including, as an active ingredient, a lipase having excellent heat resistance and high specificity for the 1,3-positions. According to the present invention, provided is an enzyme agent for transesterification, including, as an active ingredient, a lipase consisting of an amino acid sequence having a sequence identity of 90% or more to the amino acid sequence as set forth in SEQ ID NO: 2 or SEQ ID NO: 4.

BIOCOMPATIBLE UNDERLAYS FOR LIVING EXTRACTION OF HYDROCARBONS FROM ENGINEERED MICROBES

NºPublicación:  EP4396361A1 10/07/2024
UNIV KING ABDULLAH SCI & TECH [SA]
King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology
WO_2023031793_PA

Resumen de: WO2023031793A1

Methods and systems that use fluorocarbons for designing scalable living, in-line extraction of heterologous metabolites from microbial cultures are disclosed. The disclosed systems and methods are organism agnostic and be applied to bacteria, yeasts, filamentous microbes, and algae. The disclosed methods and systems use pperfluorocarbon solvent to extract terpenes from engineered microorganisms and allows non-lethal milking of hydrocarbon products from filamentous and single-celled/multi-celled microbial cultures. The disclosed process preferably does not use pressure gradients and relies on the physical interaction of microbes with fluorocarbon at satp and standard temperature of microbial cultivation to partition non-native products. The disclosed process and system also allow for increased production of products providing a physical sink which enables the forward reactions to produce more products than in its absence.

Methods for Converting a Feedstock Comprising Textile and/or Paper Material Into Value-added Product(s)

NºPublicación:  US2024218411A1 04/07/2024
POLLI FABIOLA [NL]
Polli Fabiola
WO_2022229355_A1

Resumen de: US2024218411A1

The invention relates to a method for converting a feedstock comprising textile material and/or paper material into one or more value-added product(s), comprising the steps of:(i) culturing fungal cells of the genus Myceliophthora, Sporotrichum, Thielavia, Corynascus, Chrysosporium, Ctenomyces or any mixture thereof, in a liquid growth medium comprising at least 0.3 wt % of lactose, at least 0.1 wt % of a nitrogen source, and less than 2 wt % of a non-inducing carbon source for a period to provide an induced fungal cell culture;(ii) optionally subjecting a feedstock comprising textile material and/or paper material to a sterilization treatment to provide a sterilized feedstock;(iii) contacting said feedstock or said sterilized feedstock with the induced fungal cell culture and a fermentation medium to form a fermentation mixture;(iv) incubating the fermentation mixture under conditions allowing for conversion of the textile material into value-added product(s); and optionally(v) isolating the value-added product(s) from said fermentation mixture.

ENZYME COMPOSITION

NºPublicación:  US2024218410A1 04/07/2024
DSM IP ASSETS B V [NL]
DSM IP Assets B.V

Resumen de: US2024218410A1

The application relates to an enzyme composition, a process for the preparation thereof and the use of the enzyme composition in enzymatic hydrolysis.

PROCESS FOR ETHANOL PRODUCTION

NºPublicación:  US2024218401A1 04/07/2024
DANISCO US INC [US]
DANISCO US INC

Resumen de: US2024218401A1

The invention relates to a process for the production of ethanol from a composition comprising at least glucose comprising fermenting said composition in the presence of a recombinant yeast; and recovering the ethanol, wherein said yeast comprises one or more genes coding for an enzyme having glycerol dehydrogenase activity, one or more genes coding for an enzyme having dihydroxyacetone kinase activity (E.C. 2.7.1.28 and/or E.C. 2.7.1.29); one or more genes coding for an enzyme in an acetyl-CoA-production pathway and one or more genes coding for an enzyme having at least NAD+ dependent acetylating acetaldehyde dehydrogenase activity (EC 1.2.1.10 or EC 1.1.1.2), and optionally one or more genes coding for a glycerol transporter, wherein the composition comprises an amount of undissociated acetic acid of 10 mM or less. A recombinant yeast having the genes as described above is particularly sensitive towards acetic acid, and the ethanol yield rapidly decreases when the composition contains more than 10 mM undissociated acetic acid.

CORN OIL YIELD ENHANCEMENT THROUGH USE OF EMULSIFIERS AND EMULSIONS BY-PRODUCTS OF FERMENTATION

Nº publicación: US2024218400A1 04/07/2024

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POET RES INC [US]
POET RESEARCH, INC

BR_112023021348_PA

Resumen de: US2024218400A1

Methods of enhancing corn oil recovery from a bio-refinery using recycled by-products of the process including emulsifiers in the form of emulsions, defatted emulsions, precipitates thereof, and/or dried products thereof.

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