Patents Assigned to VERDANT BIOPRODUCTS LIMITED
  • Patent number: 10131925
    Abstract: There is described a method for producing an ester of 3-hydroxypropionic acid, the method comprising: culturing an Acetobacter lovaniensis bacterium in a growth medium containing phosphate at a level which is more than 1 g/liter, wherein culturing of the bacterium produces the ester of 3-hydroxypropionic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: VERDANT BIOPRODUCTS LIMITED
    Inventor: Irene Finnegan
  • Patent number: 10053642
    Abstract: There is described a method for producing a biofuel, the method comprising: culturing an Acetobacter lovaniensis bacterium in a growth medium containing phosphate at a level which is more than 1 g/liter, wherein culturing of the bacterium produces the biofuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: VERDANT BIOPRODUCTS LIMITED
    Inventor: Irene Finnegan
  • Patent number: 10047381
    Abstract: There is described a method for producing 3-hydroxypropanal, the method comprising: culturing an Acetobacter lovaniensis bacterium in a growth medium containing phosphate at a level which is more than 1 g/liter and nitrate at a level which is more than 0.1 g/liter, wherein culturing of the bacterium produces the 3-hydroxypropanal. The 3-hydroxypropanal can be separated from the growth medium or, when the microorganism has converted some or all of the 3-hydroxypropanal to 3-hydroxypropionic acid and/or a 3-hydroxypropionate ester, it may be separated as 3-hydroxypropionic acid or a 3-hydroxypropionate ester. The separated product can be converted into other chemicals such as an ester of 3-hydroxypropionic acid, 3-hydroxypropionic acid, 3 -hydroxypropionate salts (including ammonium, sodium and calcium 3-hydroxypropionate), acrylic acid, acrylates, acrylamide, acrylonitrile, acrolein and 1,3 propanediol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: VERDANT BIOPRODUCTS LIMITED
    Inventor: Irene Finnegan
  • Patent number: 9994879
    Abstract: The invention relates to a micro-organism comprising a hydrogenase enzyme system which is capable of converting carbon dioxide into formic acid and a second enzyme system which is capable of converting formic acid into aliphatic carboxylic acids having a chain length of five or more carbon atoms. Also described are various methods for producing oil, as well as other aspects of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: VERDANT BIOPRODUCTS LIMITED
    Inventor: Irene Finnegan
  • Patent number: 9499843
    Abstract: The invention relates to a micro-organism comprising a hydrogenase enzyme system which is capable of converting carbon dioxide into formic acid and a second enzyme system which is capable of converting formic acid into aliphatic carboxylic acids having a chain length of five or more carbon atoms. Also described are various methods for producing oil, as well as other aspects of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: VERDANT BIOPRODUCTS LIMITED
    Inventor: Irene Finnegan
  • Patent number: 9040281
    Abstract: The invention relates to a micro-organism comprising a hydrogenase enzyme system which is capable of converting carbon dioxide into formic acid and a second enzyme system which is capable of converting formic acid into aliphatic carboxylic acids having a chain length of five or more carbon atoms. Also described are various methods for producing oil, as well as other aspects of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: VERDANT BIOPRODUCTS LIMITED
    Inventor: Irene Finnegan
  • Publication number: 20140179942
    Abstract: The invention relates to a micro-organism comprising a hydrogenase enzyme system which is capable of converting carbon dioxide into formic acid and a second enzyme system which is capable of converting formic acid into aliphatic carboxylic acids having a chain length of five or more carbon atoms. Also described are various methods for producing oil, as well as other aspects of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: VERDANT BIOPRODUCTS LIMITED
    Inventor: Irene Finnegan