Biotechnology, Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Environment
Novel treatment strategy that allows for rendered fats to be applied to high-value applications, including biodiesel, renewable diesel, and animal feed production.
Inventor: Dr. Daniel Whitehead, Dr. Carlos D. Garcia, Dr. Ezequiel Vidal
This renewable solvent system consisting of hot acetic acid-water mixtures can simultaneously purify, fractionate, and solvate lignins. This approach to purifying and controlling the molecular weight of lignin improves the pulping process and its output.
Inventor: Mark Theis, Adam Klett, David Bruce