Aemetis gets new US patent for renewable fuel, chemical technology
Oct 24, 2012 - US renewable fuel and chemical company Aemetis Inc (OTCPK:AMTX) today said it had been awarded a new patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for cellulosic biochemical and biofuel technology.
The patent, No 8,273,557, is called "Hydrolytic Enzyme Mixtures For Saccharification of Lignocellulosic Polysaccharides" and relates to advanced plant cell wall degradative systems, whose applications include a method of producing cellulosic ethanol.
The company now holds five awarded patents and four licensed patents on its Z-microbe and associated technology for renewable fuel and chemical production. It also has six filed patents.
"Cell wall degradation is a foundational attribute of the Z-microbe enzymes, enabling the release of a new source of less expensive cellulosic sugar for use in fuels and chemicals production," said Aemetis board member Steven Hutcheson.
The company recently signed a global licence for a catalytic hydrolysis refining process of Chevron Lummus Global that generates 100% replacement jet and diesel fuel from plant and algal oils.