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08/21/14
20140235575
 Chemoenzymatic synthesis of heparin and heparan sulfate analogs patent thumbnailnew patent Chemoenzymatic synthesis of heparin and heparan sulfate analogs
The present invention provides a one-pot multi-enzyme method for preparing udp-sugars from simple sugar starting materials. The invention also provides a one-pot multi-enzyme method for preparing oligosaccharides from simple sugar starting materials..
08/21/14
20140234936
 Method for producing ethanol using cellulosic biomass as raw material patent thumbnailnew patent Method for producing ethanol using cellulosic biomass as raw material
In the present disclosure, after a volatile organic acid is added as a catalyst to a slurry and the hydrolytic saccharification reaction of hemicellulose is performed, the volatile organic acid (including one added to the slurry and one produced as a by-product) contained in a c5 saccharified solution can be easily recovered by adding a small amount of sulfuric acid to the c5 saccharified solution and subjecting the c5 saccharified solution to air stripping treatment. The efficiency of hydrolytic saccharification of hemicellulose into c5 sugars using a volatile organic acid can also be continuously improved by adding the recovered volatile organic acid as a catalyst to another slurry of cellulosic biomass..
08/21/14
20140234935
 Method for producing ethanol using cellulosic biomass as raw material patent thumbnailnew patent Method for producing ethanol using cellulosic biomass as raw material
According to the method of the present invention, a cellulosic biomass slurry whose concentration of cellulosic biomass between 1% and 5% by mass is hydrothermally treated at a temperature of between 140° c. And 200° c.
08/21/14
20140234919
 Simultaneous saccharification and fermentation(ssf) of lignocellulosic biomass for single cell oil production by oleaginous microorganisms patent thumbnailnew patent Simultaneous saccharification and fermentation(ssf) of lignocellulosic biomass for single cell oil production by oleaginous microorganisms
Methods and systems for producing lipids which may be used as biofuel are provided. Sugars produced by pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass are utilized by heterotrophic oleaginous fungi or yeast to increase their biomass and to produce lipids without prior detoxification of the pretreated biomass.
08/21/14
20140234911
 Systems and methods for hydrolysis of biomass patent thumbnailnew patent Systems and methods for hydrolysis of biomass
Systems and methods are disclosed for treating lignocellulosic biomass to be supplied to a fermentation system for production of a fermentation product. The systems and methods comprise pre-treating the biomass into pre-treated biomass and separating the pre-treated biomass into a liquid component comprising sugars and a solids component comprising cellulose and lignin.
08/14/14
20140227742
 C1-c2 organic acid treatment of lignocellulosic biomass to produce acylated cellulose pulp, hemicellulose, lignin and sugars and fermentation of the sugars patent thumbnailC1-c2 organic acid treatment of lignocellulosic biomass to produce acylated cellulose pulp, hemicellulose, lignin and sugars and fermentation of the sugars
A process for production of c5 and c6 sugar enriched syrups from lignocellulosic biomass and fermentation products therefrom is described. A lignocellulosic biomass is treated with a c1-c2 acid (e.g., acetic acid) with washing thereof with a c1-c2 acid miscible organic solvent, (e.g., ethyl acetate).
08/07/14
20140216442
 Method for preparing sugars patent thumbnailMethod for preparing sugars
In an embodiment of the present disclosure, a method for preparing a sugar is provided. The method includes mixing an organic acid and a solid acid catalyst to form a mixing solution, adding a cellulosic biomass to the mixing solution to proceed to a dissolution reaction, and adding water to the mixing solution to proceed to a hydrolysis reaction to obtain a sugar..
07/31/14
20140212933
 Over-expression of a putative oxidoreductase (ucpa) for increasing furfural or 5-hydroxymethylfurfural tolerance patent thumbnailOver-expression of a putative oxidoreductase (ucpa) for increasing furfural or 5-hydroxymethylfurfural tolerance
The subject invention pertains to overexpression of a putative oxidoreductase (ucpa) for increasing furfural tolerance in genetically modified microorganisms. Genetically modified microorganisms capable of overexpressing ucpa are also provided.
07/31/14
20140212927
 Compositions comprising cellobiose dehydrogenase from pycnoporus cinnabarinus and their use for the degradation of lignocellulosic biomass patent thumbnailCompositions comprising cellobiose dehydrogenase from pycnoporus cinnabarinus and their use for the degradation of lignocellulosic biomass
Enzyme compositions including at least a) a cocktail of cellulases from trichoderma reesei, and b) an enzymatic cocktail from pycnoporus cinnabarinus including a cellobiose dehydrogenase (cdh) or c) a recombinant cellobiose dehydrogenase (cdh) from pycnoporus cinnabarinus, preferably also including a family 61 glycoside hydrolase. Also, methods for degrading a lignocellulosic biomass, for producing a fermentation product, for producing gluconic acid, xylonic acid and/or xylobionic acid, for enhancing the production of gluconic acid, xylonic acid and/or xylobionic acid or for increasing the yield of sugars from a lignocellulosic biomass..
07/31/14
20140212543
 Hydrolysis and fermentation process for animal feed production patent thumbnailHydrolysis and fermentation process for animal feed production
A method for production of an animal feed product comprises: a) partial hydrolysis of a fermentation feedstock or the non-ethanol by-product of a fermentation process performed on a fermentation feedstock, which partial hydrolysis converts non starch polysaccharides to soluble oligomers and monomers; b) fermentation of the soluble oligomers and monomers in the partially hydrolysed feedstock or non-ethanol by-product to produce ethanol; e) recovery of the non-ethanol by-product from the fermentation of step b) to produce an animal feed product more specifically an animal feed product with improved nutritional content. A method for production of an animal feed product comprises: a) partial hydrolosis of the non ethanol by-product of a fermentation process performed on a fermentation feedstock, which partial hydrolysis converts non starch polysaccharides to soluble oligomers and monomers; b) recovery of the partially hydrolysed product from step a), to exclude the soluble oligomers and monomers, to produce an animal feed product, more specifically an animal feed product with improved nutritional content.
07/31/14
20140212520
Method, apparatus and compositions for the prophylaxis and treatment of colony collapse disorder
The liquid solution or suspension comprises tonic and nutrient ingredients, mainly consisting of milk powder, sugars and lower organic acids, antioxidant and antiseptic ingredients contained in plant extracts and healing ingredients to bees, such as essential oils of thyme and oxalic acid.. .
07/31/14
20140209464
Separation and manipulation of a chiral object
Among other things, for use in directional motion of chiral objects in a mixture, a field is applied across the chamber and is rotating relative to the chamber to cause rotation of the chiral objects. The rotation of the objects causes them to move directionally based on their chirality.
07/31/14
20140209092
Systems and methods for acid recycle
Methods and systems for pretreating lignocellulosic biomass are disclosed. An acid solution between 1% to 1.6% sulfuric acid is applied to the biomass.
07/24/14
20140206053
Novel kluyveromyces marxianus strains and method of using strains
Described are novel kluyveromyces marxianus strains nrrl y-50798 and y-50799, that were obtained by uv-c irradiation of wild-type k. Marxianus nrrl y-1109 cultures.
07/24/14
20140206046
Methods of hydrolyzing and fermenting cellulosic material
Described herein are improved methods of degrading or converting cellulosic material into fermentable sugars using dithionite. Also described are improved methods of fermentation in the presence of dithionite..
07/24/14
20140202452
Systems and methods for sugar refining
A method comprising: (a) extracting a sugar mixture in an aqueous solution of at least 30% hcl/[hcl+water] by weight with an extractant including an s1 solvent; (b) increasing a monomeric sugar to oligomeric sugar ratio in the mixture to produce a monomeric sugar enriched mixture comprising at least 65% monomeric sugars by weight relative to total sugars; and (c) separating an s1/hcl liquid phase comprising more than 30% hcl/[hcl+water] from said sugar mixture.. .
07/10/14
20140194619
Method to produce water-soluble sugars from biomass using solvents containing lactones
A process to produce an aqueous solution of carbohydrates that contains c6-sugar-containing oligomers, c6 sugar monomers, c5-sugar-containing oligomers, c5 sugar monomers, or any combination thereof is presented. The process includes the steps of reacting biomass or a biomass-derived reactant with a solvent system including a lactone and water, and an acid catalyst.
07/10/14
20140193544
Biscuit structure
A biscuit structure contains a body formed in a circular column shape or a flatly elongated block shape, and a mixing ingredient of the body includes corns, rice, brown rice, egg yolk powders, sugars, salts, palm oil, soy flour (mixed from soybeans, wheat, salts and sugars), and maltodextrin. The body is molded and baked, and then a sticky ingredient is applied on the body, thereafter a crushed nut ingredient is sprayed on the sticky ingredient of the body.
07/10/14
20140193334
Targeted delivery and prodrug designs for platinum-acridine anti-cancer compounds and methods thereof
Acridine containing cisplatin compounds have been disclosed that show greater efficacy against cancer than other cisplatin compounds. Methods of delivery of those more effective cisplatin compounds to the nucleus in cancer cells is disclosed using one or more amino acids, one or more sugars, one or more polymeric ethers, c1-6alkylene-phenyl-nh—c(o)—r15, folic acid, αvβ3 integrin rgd binding peptide, tamoxifen, endoxifen, epidermal growth factor receptor, antibody conjugates, kinase inhibitors, diazoles, triazoles, oxazoles, erlotinib, and/or mixtures thereof; wherein r15 is a peptide..
07/10/14
20140190471
Cellulose-solvent-based lignocellulose fractionation with modest reaction conditions and reagent cycling
Embodiments of the present invention overcome the well-known recalcitrance of lignocellulosic biomass in an economically viable manner. A process and system are provided for the efficient fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass into cellulose, hemicellulose sugars, lignin, and acetic acid.
07/03/14
20140187759
Biorefining processes and apparatus for separating cellulose hemicellulose, and lignin from biomass
The disclosed invention is a modification of the avap® technology, employing co2 (or derivatives thereof) rather than so2 in the cooking liquor. In some variations, the invention provides a process for fractionating cellulosic biomass into cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin, comprising: fractionating the feedstock in the presence of a solvent for lignin, carbon dioxide, and water, to produce a liquor containing hemicellulose, cellulose-rich solids, and lignin; substantially removing the cellulose-rich solids from the liquor; hydrolyzing the hemicellulose contained in the liquor, to produce hemicellulosic monomers; hydrolyzing at least some of the cellulose-rich solids to produce glucose (or recovering the cellulose-rich solids as a cellulose product); recovering the hemicellulosic monomers to produce fermentable sugars; and recovering the lignin which may be in the form of a lignocarbonate..
07/03/14
20140186901
Processes and apparatus for producing fermentable sugars, cellulose solids, and lignin from lignocellulosic biomass
In some variations, the invention provides a process for fractionating biomass, comprising: fractionating the biomass in the presence of a solvent for lignin, sulfur dioxide, and water, to produce a liquor containing hemicellulose, cellulose-rich solids, and lignin; hydrolyzing the hemicellulose contained in the liquor, to produce hemicellulosic monomers; hydrolyzing the cellulose-rich solids to produce glucose; and recovering the hemicellulosic monomers and the glucose, as fermentable sugars, wherein a metal sulfite or metal bisulfite additive is introduced to react directly or indirectly with lignin to produce sulfonated lignin. The disclosed processes may enhance lignin separations as well as promote the co-product potential of lignin..
07/03/14
20140186899
Biomass fractionation processes employing sulfur dioxide
The present invention provides a process for fractionating lignocellulosic biomass, comprising: contacting biomass with so2, water, and optionally a first solvent, to produce intermediate solids; then contacting the intermediate solids with so2, water, and a second solvent, to produce cellulose-rich solids and a liquid phase comprising hemicelluloses and lignin. The first concentration of so2 may be lower or higher than the second concentration of so2.
07/03/14
20140186898
Processes for fractionating whole plants to produce fermentable sugars and co-products
The invention provides processes for producing fermentable sugars from whole biomass that includes cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin, and non-lignocellulosic sugars. Some variations fractionate the whole feedstock in the presence of sulfur dioxide, a solvent for lignin, and water, to produce a liquor containing hemicellulose, cellulose-rich solids, lignin, and the non-lignocellulosic sugars.
07/03/14
20140186896
Use of glycoside hydrolase 61 family proteins in processing of cellulose
The invention provides recombinant gh61 proteins obtained from myceliophtora thermophila, and nucleic acids that encode such proteins. The invention also provides protein fractions isolated from m.
07/03/14
20140186513
Boiled sugar sweet comprising non-fructosylated a-galactooligosaccharides
The present invention concerns a hard candy comprising a mixture of sugars composed of glucose and non-fructosylated α-galacto-oligosaccharides in particular proportions. It also concerns a method of manufacturing said candies, as well as the utilization, for manufacturing a hard candy, of a composition that includes the aforementioned mixture..
06/26/14
20140178980
Systems and methods of improved fermentation
Devices, systems and methods for processing cellulosic material to produce fermentable sugars are provided. Devices, systems and methods for increasing fermentation rates of microbes via biostimulation are provided.
06/26/14
20140178561
Potatoes with reduced cold-induced sweetening
Materials and methods are provided for making plants (e.g., solanum varieties) with decreased accumulation of reducing sugars and acrylamide in cold-stored potatoes, specifically, by making tale-nuclease-induced mutations in genes encoding vacuolar invertase.. .
06/26/14
20140178507
Weight management composition
A composition for oral administration for weight management includes at least approximately ⅔ (by weight) active or nutritional ingredients, and may include as much as and approximately ⅓ (by weight) of sweetening, flavoring and/or palatability ingredients. The composition is free of caffeine and free of added sugars..
06/26/14
20140174945
Systems and methods of improved fermentation
Devices, systems and methods for processing cellulosic material to produce fermentable sugars are provided. Devices, systems and methods for increasing fermentation rates of microbes via biostimulation are provided.
06/26/14
20140174944
Systems and methods of improved fermentation
Devices, systems and methods for processing cellulosic material to produce fermentable sugars are provided. Devices, systems and methods for increasing fermentation rates of microbes via biostimulation are provided.
06/19/14
20140171688
Decarboxylation of levulinic acid to ketone solvents
Ketones, specifically methyl ethyl ketone (“mek”) and octanedione, may be formed from six carbon sugars. This process involves obtaining a quantity of a six carbon sugar and then reacting the sugar to form levulinic acid and formic acid.
06/19/14
20140170721
Methods for producing sugars from biomass
The present invention provides methods for producing a mixture of sugars from a solid biomass feedstock using a counter current extraction apparatus and a dilute acidic solution.. .
06/12/14
20140163245
Process for producing furfural from black liquor
A process for making furfural using papermaking black liquor from the kraft pulping process as a feed material. First, the lignin is removed from the black liquor by carbonizing the black liquor to a ph below ph 10 to insolubilize the lignin, neutralize naoh and other inorganic components of the black liquor.
06/12/14
20140163210
Processes and apparatus for lignin separation in biorefineries
The present invention generally provides methods of improving lignin separation during biomass fractionation with an acid to release sugars and a solvent for lignin (such as ethanol). In some embodiments, a digestor is employed to fractionating a feedstock in the presence of a solvent for lignin, sulfur dioxide, and water, to produce a liquor containing hemicellulose, cellulose-rich solids, and lignin.
06/12/14
20140162881
Use of ribose to enhance plant growth
The present invention to methods a compositions for supplementing the soil/diet of plants in order to enhance plant growth, yield, hardening, as well as the recovery of plants which undergo transplantation. The present invention provides ribose and other pentose sugars and their derivatives, alone or in combination with other carbohydrates, electrolytes, minerals, enzymes, micronutrients, macronutrients, or other ingredients to enhance plant growth, yield, hardening, and aid in the recovery during and following transplantation.
06/12/14
20140162324
Biorefinery process for extraction, separation and recovery of fermentable saccharides, other useful compounds, and yield of improved lignocellulosic material from plant biomass
Non-food plant biomass is subjected hot-water extraction in a pressurized vessel at an elevated temperature up to about 250° c. Without addition of reagents, to yield an aqueous extract containing hemicellulosic components and a lignocellulosic residue.
06/12/14
20140162323
Methods of combined bioprocessing and related microorganisms, thermophilic and/or acidophilic enzymes, and nucleic acids encoding said enzymes
A genetically modified organism comprising: at least one nucleic acid sequence and/or at least one recombinant nucleic acid isolated from alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and encoding a polypeptide involved in at least partially degrading, cleaving, transporting, metabolizing, or removing polysaccharides, cellulose, lignocellulose, hemicellulose, lignin, starch, sugars, sugar oligomers, carbohydrates, complex carbohydrates, chitin, heteroxylans, glycosides, xylan-, glucan-, galactan-, or mannan-decorating groups; and at least one nucleic acid sequence and/or at least one recombinant nucleic acid encoding a polypeptide involved in fermenting sugar molecules to a product. Additionally, enzymatic and/or proteinaceous extracts may be isolated from one or more genetically modified organisms.
06/12/14
20140162322
Biological production of pentose sugars using recombinant cells
The invention provides, inter alia, compositions and methods for the biological production of pentose sugars, such as 2-methylerythritol (2-me), 1-deoxyxylulose (1-dx), and monoacetylated-2-c-methylerythritols, using recombinant cells.. .
06/05/14
20140155301
Processes and apparatus for producing nanocellulose, and compositions and products produced therefrom
Processes disclosed are capable of converting biomass into high-crystallinity nanocellulose with surprisingly low mechanical energy input. In some variations, the process includes fractionating biomass with an acid (such as sulfur dioxide), a solvent (such as ethanol), and water, to generate cellulose-rich solids and a liquid containing hemicellulose and lignin; and mechanically treating the cellulose-rich solids to form nanofibrils and/or nanocrystals.
06/05/14
20140154759
Processes for producing low-ash biomass for combustion or pellets
This invention provides processes and apparatus to convert biomass, including wood and agricultural residues, into low-ash biomass pellets for combustion, alone or in combination with another solid fuel. Some embodiments provide processes for producing low-ash biomass from cellulosic biomass, comprising providing an aqueous extraction solution with acetic acid; extracting the feedstock to produce an extract liquor containing soluble ash, hemicellulosic oligomers, acetic acid, dissolved lignin, and cellulose-rich solids; dewatering and drying the cellulose-rich, lignin-rich solids to produce a low-ash biomass; hydrolyzing the hemicellulosic oligomers to produce hemicellulosic sugars, wherein additional acetic acid is generated; removing a vapor stream comprising vaporized acetic acid from the extract; and recycling the vapor or its condensate to provide some starting acetic acid for the extraction solution.
06/05/14
20140154757
Processes and apparatus for producing nanocellulose, and compositions and products produced therefrom
Processes disclosed are capable of converting biomass into high-crystallinity nanocellulose with surprisingly low mechanical energy input. In some variations, the process includes fractionating biomass with an acid (such as sulfur dioxide), a solvent (such as ethanol), and water, to generate cellulose-rich solids and a liquid containing hemicellulose and lignin; and mechanically treating the cellulose-rich solids to form nanofibrils and/or nanocrystals.
06/05/14
20140154756
Processes and apparatus for producing nanocellulose, and compositions and products produced therefrom
Processes disclosed are capable of converting biomass into high-crystallinity nanocellulose with surprisingly low mechanical energy input. In some variations, the process includes fractionating biomass with an acid (such as sulfur dioxide), a solvent (such as ethanol), and water, to generate cellulose-rich solids and a liquid containing hemicellulose and lignin; and mechanically treating the cellulose-rich solids to form nanofibrils and/or nanocrystals.
06/05/14
20140154752
Glycoside hydrolases having multiple hydrolase activities
Glycoside hydrolases having at least two different hydrolytic activities are provided. In one embodiment, an isolated recombinant hydrolase having at least two activities selected from a group including asparagine derivatives, glutamine derivatives, and histidine derivatives is provided.
06/05/14
20140154185
Use of non-labeled sugars and detection by mri for assessing tissue perfusion and metabolism
A method for magnetic resonance (mr) imaging or spectroscopy on a mr scanner to detect tissue physiological parameters in one or more tissue areas in a human or non-human subject includes administering to the subject a contrast enhancing physiologically tolerable amount of a sugar that is non-labeled, subjecting the subject to an mr procedure capable of generating mr signals encoding at least one tissue area in the subject in which the sugar either passes or is taken up, detecting a temporal variation in the mr signals in the at least one tissue area after the administering the sugar, determining at least one tissue-related parameter from the temporal variation, and ascertaining whether the at least one tissue-related parameter is abnormal.. .
06/05/14
20140150777
Compositions and processes for improving phosphatation clarification of sugar liquors and syrups
A process for improving phosphatation clarification of sugars can include adding to a sugar liquor a composition having at least one particulate sulfur reagent and at least one or more other particulate solids selected from, a particulate phosphorous reagent, a particulate carbonaceous reagent, a particulate aluminum reagent, a particulate filter aid, and a particulate ammonium reagent. The composition can be added to the phosphatation chemical reaction tank or prior to the phosphatation chemical reaction tank.
06/05/14
20140150334
Processes for producing energy-dense biomass for combustion
This invention provides processes to convert biomass into energy-dense biomass for combustion, alone or in combination with another solid fuel. Some embodiments provide processes for producing energy-dense biomass from cellulosic biomass, comprising extracting the feedstock with steam and/or hot water to produce an extract liquor containing hemicellulosic oligomers, dissolved lignin, and cellulose-rich solids; separating the extract liquor, to produce dewatered cellulose-rich solids; hydrolyzing the dewatered cellulose-rich solids, thereby removing a portion of the cellulose, to produce intermediate solids (with higher energy density) and a hydrolysate; drying the intermediate solids to produce energy-dense biomass; and optionally recovering fermentable sugars from the hydrolysate.
05/29/14
20140148627
Mos2 catalyst process for the conversion of sugar alcohol to hydrocarbons
Cellulose and hemicellulose from biomass can be broken down to c6 and c5 sugars and further converted to corresponding sugar alcohols. It is now found that a new catalyst, mos2, is active for the hydrogenation of sugar alcohols to hydrocarbons.
05/29/14
20140147873
Surface display of cellulolytic enzymes and enzyme complexes on gram-positive microorganisms
In various embodiments a system is provided that displays heterologous proteins on the surface of a gram-positive microorganism. In certain embodiments the system displays proteins using a sortase transpeptidase to covalently anchor proteins to the cell wall of the microbe.
05/29/14
20140147574
Reduced-calorie and digestion-promoting foods
The invention relates to reduced-calorie and digestion-promoting foods that have a calorific value-containing portion and are mixed with talc. Calorific value-containing components of the calorific value-containing portion are selected from the group consisting of carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
05/29/14
20140147344
Mos2 catalyst system for the conversion of sugar alcohol to hydrocarbons
Cellulose and hemicellulose from biomass can be broken down to c6 and c5 sugars and further converted to corresponding sugar alcohols. It is now found that a new catalyst, mos2, is active for the hydrogenation of sugar alcohols to hydrocarbons.
05/22/14
20140141473
Yeast cell capable of converting sugars including arabinose and xlose
Yeast cell belonging to the genus saccharomyces having introduced into its genome at least one xyla gene and at least one of each of araa, arab and arad genes and that is capable of consuming a mixed sugar mixture comprising glucose, xylose and arabinose, wherein the cell co-consumes glucose and arabinose, has genetic variations obtained during adaptive evolution and has a specific xylose consumption rate in the presence of glucose that is 0.25 g xylose/h, g dm or more.. .
05/15/14
20140135510
Process for converting polysaccharides in an inorganic molten salt hydrate
The derivatized (di) anhydro sugars are useful as fuel additives and fuel substitutes.. .
05/08/14
20140127768
Solar-assisted volatile fermentation products production processes
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for recapturing heat from a solar-assisted volatile fermentation product production process comprising harvesting a volatile fermentation product from a solar-assisted fermentation product production apparatus and utilizing a heat recovery apparatus for recapturing the heat produced during the solar-assisted fermentation product production process. The volatile fermentation product can be produced in an autotrophic organism or by a fermenting organism fermenting fermentable sugars from one or more sugar crops, starch-containing and lignocellulose-containing materials..
05/08/14
20140127755
Process for treating biomass to derivatize polysaccharides contained therein to increase their accessibility to hydrolysis and subsequent fermentation
A process is described for producing fermentable sugars derivable from biomass that contains polysaccharide, such as cellulose, made increasingly accessible as a substrate for enzymatic degradation or other methods of depolymerization. These fermentable sugars are subsequently able to be fermented to produce various target chemicals, such as alcohols, aldehydes, ketones or acids..
05/08/14
20140127754
Methods and compositions for degradation of lignocellulosic material
Methods to convert lignocellulosic biomass to fermentable sugars with enzymes that degrade the lignocellulosic material are provided, as well as novel combinations of enzymes, including those that provide a synergistic release of sugars from plant biomass.. .
05/08/14
20140123973
Method and system for fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass
Methods and systems for fractionating lignocellulosic biomass including hemicellulose, cellulose and lignin, including exploding the biomass cells to devolatilize the biomass, hydrolyzing the hemicellulose to produce a liquid component including hemicellulosic sugars and a solid component including less than 10% hemicellulose, separating the liquid and solid components, vaporizing the cellulose in the solid component, and condensing the cellulosic sugar vapors. The methods and systems may vaporize the cellulose in a continuous steam reactor at a temperature of about 400-550° c.
05/01/14
20140120068
Solutions, systems and methods for cell, tissue and organ preservation
This disclosure provides solutions, systems, and methods for cell, tissue, and/or organ preservation. Some preservation solutions may include any combination of a balanced salt solution, electrolytes, antibiotic agents, antimycotic agents, protease inhibitors, anti-oxidants, simple sugars, starches impermeant ions, uric acid and/or amino acids.
04/24/14
20140113352
Recombinant thermoascus aurantiacus beta-glucosidase variants for production of fermentable sugars from cellulosic biomass
The present invention provides compositions and methods for the expression of recombinant β-glucosidase variants, as well as their use in the production of fermentable sugars from cellulosic biomass.. .
04/17/14
20140107355
Method to convert monosaccharides to 5-(hydroxymethyl) furfural (hmf) using biomass-derived solvents
Described is a process to produce hydroxymethyl furfural (hmf) from biomass-derived sugars. The process includes the steps of reacting a c5 and/or c6 sugar-containing reactant derived from biomass in a monophasic or biphasic reaction solution comprising water and a co-solvent.
04/17/14
20140107353
Reductive biomass liquefaction
The present invention provides methods, reactor systems, and catalysts for converting in a continuous process biomass to less complex oxygenated compounds for use in downstream processes to produce biofuels and chemicals. The invention includes methods of converting the components of biomass, such as hemicellulose, cellulose and lignin, to water-soluble materials, including lignocellulosic derivatives, cellulosic derivatives, hemicellulosic derivatives, carbohydrates, starches, polysaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, sugars, sugar alcohols, alditols, polyols, diols, alcohols, ketones, cyclic ethers, esters, carboxylic acids, aldehydes, and mixtures thereof, using hydrogen and a heterogeneous liquefaction catalyst..
04/17/14
20140105839
Family of aryl, heteroaryl, o-aryl and o-heteroaryl carbasugars
The present invention relates to a compound of the following formula (i): as well as its process of preparation, pharmaceutical and cosmetics composition comprising it and use thereof, notably as an inhibitor of the sodium-dependent glucose co-transporter, such as sglt1, sglt2 and sglt3, in particular in the treatment or prevention of diabetes, and more particularly type-ii diabetes, diabetes-related complications, such as arthritis of the lower extremities, cardiac infarction, renal insufficiency, neuropathy or blindness, hyperglycemia, hyperinsulinemia, obesity, hypertriglyceridemia, x syndrome and arteriosclerosis, as well as for its use as an anticancer, anti-infective, anti-viral, anti-thrombotic or anti-inflammatory drug, or for lightening, bleaching, depigmenting the skin, removing blemishes from the skin, particularly age spots and freckles, or preventing pigmentation of the skin.. .
04/10/14
20140100176
L-sugar colon cleansing agent and uses thereof
Disclosed is l-glucose monohydrate and compositions thereof. Also disclosed are methods for making l-glucose monohydrate and compositions thereof.
04/10/14
20140099420
Process for the production of cookies having improved organoleptic properties
A process is described for the production of shortbread-type cookies, characterised in that it comprises the steps of: mixing the ingredients of a cookie dough, forming the cookie dough to form semi-finished products, baking the semi-finished products formed from the dough, thus obtaining the cookies, cooling the cookies obtained and packaging of the cookies; wherein the step of baking the semi-finished products comprises a step of exposure thereof to a hot gas consisting of hot air and superheated steam, blown directly on the semi-finished products by means of an impingement system; a description is also given of a cookie comprising, in weight per total weight, a dietary fibre content comprised between 1 and 25%, a lipids content comprised between 4 and 23% and a simple sugars content comprised between 8 and 26%.. .
04/10/14
20140096923
Processes for producing cellulose pulp, sugars, and co-products from lignocellulosic biomass
The greenbox+ technology is suitable to extract hemicellulose sugars prior to pulping of biomass into pulp products. The revenue obtainable from the sugar stream can significantly improve the economics of a pulp and paper mill.
04/10/14
20140096922
Processes for producing cellulose pulp, sugars, and co-products from lignocellulosic biomass
The greenbox+ technology is suitable to extract hemicellulose sugars prior to pulping of biomass into pulp products. The revenue obtainable from the sugar stream can significantly improve the economics of a pulp and paper mill.
04/03/14
20140093920
Methods for treating lignocellulosic materials
The present invention provides compositions and methods for the pretreatment of lignocellulosic material. The present invention further provides for pretreated lignocellulosic material that can be used to produce products, such as fermentable sugars..
04/03/14
20140093918
Methods for converting lignocellulosic materials to useful products
The present invention provides compositions and methods for the pretreatment of lignocellulosic material. The present invention further provides for pretreated lignocellulosic material that can be used to produce useful products, such as fermentable sugars..
04/03/14
20140093917
Methods for converting lignocellulosic material to useful products
The present invention provides compositions and methods for the pretreatment of lignocellulosic material. The present invention further provides for pretreated lignocellulosic material that can be used to produce useful products, such as fermentable sugars..
04/03/14
20140093719
Closed-cell tannin-based foams without formaldehyde
Disclosed are foam compositions and processes to form closed-cell tannin-based foams. The foams comprises a continuous polymeric phase defining a plurality of cells, wherein the continuous polymeric phase comprises a tannin-based resin derived from a tannin and a monomer, wherein the monomer comprises furfural, glyoxal, acetaldehyde, 5-hydroxymethylfurfural, acrolein, levulinate esters, sugars, 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid, 2,5-furandicarboxylic aldehyde, urea, difurfural (dff), furfuryl alcohol, glycerol, sorbitol, lignin, or mixtures thereof, and wherein the plurality of cells comprises a plurality of open-cells and a plurality of closed-cells with an open-cell content measured according to astm d6226-5, of less than 50%.
04/03/14
20140093468
Styling agents with an interesting texture
Agents for the temporary shaping of keratinic fibers are characterized by a pleasant product feel, light consistency and a lightweight application. The agents include in a cosmetically acceptable carrier, relative in each case to the total agent, 0.1 to 15 wt.


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