Aemetis receives cellulosic biochemical biofuels US patent

Aemetis receives cellulosic biochemical and biofuels US patent

6:55 AM, 26th October 2012
Aemetis receives cellulosic biochemical and biofuels US patent

CUPERTINO, US: Aemetis Inc was awarded a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) titled ‘hydrolytic enzyme mixtures for saccharification of lignocellulosic polysaccharides,’ and issued US Patent No 8,273,557. This patent relates to advanced plant cell wall degradative systems, specifically enzymes that bind to depolymerize cellulose.

These cell wall degrading systems have a number of applications, including a method of producing cellulosic ethanol. With this new patent award, Aemetis holds 5 awarded patents, 6 filed patents, and 4 licensed patents.

“The patented Z-microbe technology is being developed to reduce feedstock costs, carbon intensity and energy use while enabling the synergistic, integrated production of advanced fuels and industrial biochemicals from renewable feedstocks. We use these Aemetis technologies to convert and expand existing biofuels and oil refining facilities to produce high value renewable fuels and biochemicals at a lower cost than petroleum products,” explained Eric McAfee, Chairman and CEO, Aemetis.

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