|Title: New Method to Improve Ethanol Production|
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Technology Description: Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in
The two enzymes can be obtained from a variety of sources and transformed into different mutant hosts and expressed using a variety of promoters. The recombinant bacteria are effective for fermenting a variety of sugars from biomass or agricultural wastes to ethanol using conventional methods. Mutant strains possessing the two genes can be transformed using conventional genetic recombination methods.
Manufacturing companies that produce ethanol and alternative fuels, along with companies involved in manufacturing microorganisms could use this technology.
This technology has been well tested in laboratory studies. ARS is seeking a cooperative partner or licensee to scale-up the technology for commercial use.
Reference: A copy of this patent, USPN 6,280,986 (Docket #0174.96), issued
August 28, 2001, can be obtained from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Website (www.uspto.gov). Foreign rights are not available.