Navigation Links
Butamax Granted Core Patent for Making Biobutanol and Distillers Grains; Offers Producers Efficient, Low-Cost Production of Biobutanol
Date:5/15/2012

WILMINGTON, Del., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Butamax™ Advanced Biofuels, LLC announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted Butamax Patent Number 8,178,328. The '328 patent covers a highly efficient engineered pathway for producing isobutanol from recombinant microorganisms at commercial scale.  These novel microorganisms have been designed using advanced biotechnology to convert sugar to isobutanol.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120209/MM50763LOGO )

The '328 patent also protects extraction and distillation of the isobutanol, as well as steps for recovering the solids (distillers grains) produced during isobutanol fermentation.  Protection of biobutanol processes that produce these grains is key in that distillers grains provide a significant economic advantage for Butamax's customers and provide local agriculture with a high-protein animal feed.  With these added protections having priority back to 2005, the '328 patent extends Butamax's foundational patent estate to span key value drivers for commercialization.

The USPTO granted the '328 patent in view of the art cited against Butamax's '188 and '899 patents in reexamination requests filed by Gevo.  This means that the USPTO has determined that the '328 patent is novel and inventive over all of the publications referenced in reexamination of the '188 and '889 patents.

"Grant of this new patent supports the Butamax view that the USPTO will ultimately affirm the '188 and '889 patents at the conclusion of the re-examination process," said Paul Beckwith, CEO Butamax.

Butamax will add the '328 patent to its ongoing litigation against Gevo.  A decision on Butamax's request for preliminary injunction against Gevo for infringing its '889 patent is expected in the near term and trial for that lawsuit (which also includes the '188 patent) is scheduled for April 2013; subsequent trials are expected for July 2014.

About Butamax

Butamax™ Advanced Biofuels, LLC, a joint venture between BP and DuPont, was formed to develop and commercialize biobutanol as a next generation renewable biofuel for the transport market. The company benefits from the synergy of DuPont's proven industrial biotechnology experience and BP's global fuels market knowledge. Butamax's proprietary technology offers a cost-advantaged manufacturing process for isobutanol with value from field to pump. For more information, visit www.butamax.com.

Butamax™ is a trademark of Butamax™ Advanced Biofuels, LLC.

Media Contact:
Cory Ziskind 646-277-1232


'/>"/>
SOURCE Butamax Advanced Biofuels, LLC
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Butamax™ Responds to Gevo Patent Infringement Lawsuit
2. Butamax™ and Fagen Announce Collaboration to Retrofit Ethanol Plants for Biobutanol Production
3. MonoSol Rx Granted Strategic US Patent for Thin Film Manufacturing Process
4. Memory Pharmaceuticals Granted Extension to Comply with NASDAQ Listing Requirements
5. ScinoPharm Granted US Patent for Novel Crystal Forms
6. BioLife Solutions Granted European Biopreservation Patent
7. GeneNews granted U.S. patent for Chagas disease based on Sentinel Principle(TM) platform
8. Odyssey Thera Granted U.S. Patent for Novel GPCR Assay Strategy
9. Valdoxan(R) Granted Marketing Authorisation for the Treatment of Major Depressive Episodes in Europe
10. Crisis Exemption Granted to Market Avipel(R) Corn Seed Treatment in Louisiana
11. VIASPACE Granted US Patent
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/21/2017)... , ... September 21, 2017 , ... ... office, which includes executive, engineering and manufacturing functions to The LaunchPort™ Accelerator at ... Factory™, provide a full range of manufacturing and business services to its Residents. ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... September 21, 2017 , ... ... clinical client portal. Each relaunch of the portal includes new features that facilitate ... medical device companies seek to remain at the forefront of medical advancements, they ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... , ... September 21, 2017 , ... ... neon green this month, the response was swift and efficient thanks to the ... ). RRWQG is made up of more than 50 stakeholders, including officials from ...
(Date:9/20/2017)... ... September 20, 2017 , ... ... with Koch Agronomic Services (Koch) to feature new innovations aimed at helping farmers ... first quarter 2018. American Farmer airs Tuesdays at 8:30aET on RFD-TV. Check your ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:6/14/2017)... June 15, 2017  IBM (NYSE: IBM ) is introducing ... event dedicated to developing collaboration between startups and global businesses, ... 15-17. During the event, nine startups will showcase the solutions ... various industries. France ... market, with a 30 percent increase in the number of ...
(Date:5/16/2017)... 16, 2017  Veratad Technologies, LLC ( www.veratad.com ), ... and identity verification solutions, announced today they will participate ... May 15 thru May 17, 2017, in ... Trade Center. Identity impacts the lives ... today,s quickly evolving digital world, defining identity is critical ...
(Date:5/6/2017)... 5, 2017 RAM Group , ... new breakthrough in biometric authentication based on a ... properties to perform biometric authentication. These new sensors are ... created by Ram Group and its partners. This sensor ... supply chains and security. Ram Group is a ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):