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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Development of a cleaner, durable and ash-less biobased firelogs from grass clippings and other agricultural derived residues with plant wax as a binder and starter

Authors
item Imam, Syed
item Orts, William
item Dorsey, Jimmy - NATURES LOG, PITTSBURG,CA

Submitted to: Invention Report
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: March 20, 2008
Publication Date: May 20, 2008
Citation: Imam, S.H., Orts, W.J., Dorsey, J.C. Development of a cleaner, durable and ash-less biobased firelogs from grass clippings and other agricultural derived residues with plant wax as a binder and starter. Invention Report. Patent being written and will be supbmitted to PTO.

Technical Abstract: The invention describes the development of a firelong, mini-firelog, stove pellet and fire-starter comprised of all-natural renewable resources. Besides being totally biobased, developed logs have several distinct advantages. The developed product utilizes renewable biomass as a raw material, produces little or no ash content, and is environmentally compatible as they burn cleaner giving off much reduced volatile organic compounds (VOC) compared to their commerial counterparts that contain petroleum products. Finding new uses for surplus and low-value residues will improve rural economy, directly benefiting American Farmers. Log manufacturing would create jobs in urban areas as well.

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