Patents by Inventor Andre Banier De Haan

Andre Banier De Haan has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20230303800
    Abstract: A method of depolymerization of waste polymer material into monomers comprises releasing at least part of the at least one dye from the waste polymer material in an alcoholic solvent without depolymerizing the condensation polymer in the waste polymer material and at conditions preventing a reaction between the dye and the alcoholic solvent, wherein the alcoholic solvent is a polyol. The alcoholic solvent is added in a weight ratio of the alcoholic solvent to the waste polymer material of between 200:1 and 10:1. The at least partially decolorized waste polymer is then separated from the alcoholic solvent, and the at least one dye is extracted from the alcoholic solvent so as to regenerate the alcoholic solvent, which is led to a storage for reuse. The condensation polymer is depolymerized in the purified recovered alcoholic solvent by using a catalyst. A reactor system for carrying out the method is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Applicant: Ioniqa Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Joost Robert Wolters, Jannigje Maria Jacomina GRAVENDEEL, Andre Banier DE HAAN, Fabian WOUTERS
  • Publication number: 20230234904
    Abstract: The separation method separates a polyalcohol compound from water, so as to obtain a purified product stream comprising the polyalcohol compound in an output concentration of at least 90 wt %. Thereto, a mixture of the polyalcohol compound and water is provided, said mixture having a polyalcohol concentration. The polyalcohol concentration of the mixture is increased in an evaporation stage. Subsequently, the mixture is treated in a distillation stage to deliver the purified product stream comprising the polyalcohol compound in the output concentration of at least 90 wt %. Herein, the distillation stage is operated to produce steam output, that is optionally compressed to a steam pressure, and is coupled to the evaporation stage. The maximum distillation pressure and/or said compressed steam pressure is not less than the maximum evaporation pressure. The reactor system is configured for performing the separation method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Publication date: July 27, 2023
    Applicant: Ioniqa Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Joost Robert Wolters, Andre Banier DE HAAN, Jan Volkert ZANDER
  • Publication number: 20230212219
    Abstract: A process for obtaining soluble functional proteins from plant material includes the steps of: mechanically disrupting the cells of the plant material to obtain a mush stream; subjecting the mush stream to a coarse physical separation step, resulting in a permeate and a retentate; subjecting the permeate Pb to mild treatment, resulting in a treated permeate; subjecting the treated permeate to serial centrifugation steps; subjecting centrate to a microfiltration step resulting in a permeate and a retentate; subjecting the permeate to an ultrafiltration step resulting in a permeate and a retentate; subjecting the retentate to hydrophobic column adsorption to provide a column permeate and a retentate; and drying the column permeate to provide a soluble functional protein isolate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Publication date: July 6, 2023
    Applicant: Coöperatie Koninklijke Cosun U.A.
    Inventors: André Banier de Haan, Marlies Elisabeth Johanna Geerts, Paulus Statius Reinier Kosters
  • Publication number: 20220396679
    Abstract: The reactor system comprises a reactor vessel with at least one inlet and a first and a second outlet, which reactor vessel is configured for depolymerisation of a condensation polymer and which first and second outlet are configured for removal of a first and a second part of a reaction mixture. The reactor system further comprises a heat exchanger downstream of the first outlet. Herein the second outlet is arranged at a lower position of the reactor vessel than the first outlet. The first outlet is configured for removal of the first part being a dispersion and/or solution comprising said condensation polymer and depolymerisation products thereof in a solvent. Said first part is led to the heat exchanger. The second outlet is configured for removal of the second part including agglomerates. The reactor system is used for depolymerisation of a condensation polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Applicant: loniqa Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Joost Robert WOLTERS, Michael Josef DE GROOT, Andre Banier DE HAAN, Egor Vasilyevich FUFACHEV
  • Publication number: 20220325065
    Abstract: Method for depolymerising terephthalate polymer into reusable raw material, the method comprising steps of: depolymerizing terephthalate polymer by using ethylene glycol into a depolymerised mixture comprising at least one monomer and at least one dimer, wherein said at least one monomer comprises bis (2-hydroxyethyl) terephthalate (BHET), and said at least one dimer comprises dimer of bis (2-hydroxyethyl) terephthalate (BHET-dimer); removing solid compounds from said depolymerised mixture in a first separator to obtain a composition comprising the at least one dimer and the at least one monomer as solutes in a mixture of ethylene glycol and water; crystallizing BHET-dimer from said solution, thereby obtaining a mixture of BHET-dimer crystals and a first mother liquid; separating the crystallized BHET-dimer from the first mother liquid, and thereafter: forming BHET crystals from said first mother liquid, thereby obtaining a mixture of BHET crystals and a second mother liquid; and recovering the BHET crystals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: Ioniqa Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Joost Robert Wolters, Andre Banier DE HAAN, Luuk THIJS
  • Publication number: 20220267248
    Abstract: The invention relates to a solid composition comprising at least 90.0 wt. % bis(2-hydroxyethyl) terephthalate (BHET), as based on dry weight and having a pore volume in the range of 0.20 to 1.0 cm3/g. The porosity is above 25% or even above 35%. The solid composition is made by crystallisation, followed by granulation and fluid bed drying.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: loniqa Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Andre Banier De Haan, Joost Robert WOLTERS, Michael Josef DE GROOT, Jannigje Maria Jacomina GRAVENDEEL
  • Publication number: 20220259549
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a method for separating biomass from solid fermentation product wherein a slurry comprising biomass and solid fermentation product is provided to the top of a biomass separator unit and an aqueous medium is provided to the bottom of a biomass separator unit, while a product stream comprising solid fermentation product is withdrawn from the bottom of the biomass separator unit and a waste stream comprising biomass is withdrawn from the top of the biomass separator unit. It has been found that the method according to the invention makes it possible to provide a solid fermentation product which comprises very low amounts of remaining biomass, while product loss can be limited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: PURAC Biochem BV
    Inventors: Jeroen Bokhove, Andre Banier De Haan, Willem Jacob Groot
  • Publication number: 20220235383
    Abstract: A method for conversion of magnesium chloride into magnesium oxide and HCl includes the steps of providing a magnesium chloride compound to a thermohydrolysis reactor, the reactor being at a temperature of at least 300° C., withdrawing MgO from the thermohydrolysis reactor in solid form, and withdrawing an HCl containing gas stream from the thermohydrolysis reactor. The magnesium chloride compound provided to the thermohydrolysis reactor may be a solid magnesium chloride compound which comprises at least 60 wt. % of MgCl2.4H2O.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: PURAC BIOCHEM BV
    Inventors: André Banier De Haan, Jeroen Bokhove, Fesia Lestari Laksmana
  • Patent number: 11352600
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a method for separating biomass from solid fermentation product wherein a slurry comprising biomass and solid fermentation product is provided to the top of a biomass separator unit and an aqueous medium is provided to the bottom of a biomass separator unit, while a product stream comprising solid fermentation product is withdrawn from the bottom of the biomass separator unit and a waste stream comprising biomass is withdrawn from the top of the biomass separator unit. It has been found that the method according to the invention makes it possible to provide a solid fermentation product which comprises very low amounts of remaining biomass, while product loss can be limited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventors: Jeroen Bokhove, Andre Banier De Haan, Willem Jacob Groot
  • Patent number: 11326189
    Abstract: A method for conversion of magnesium chloride into magnesium oxide and HCl includes the steps of providing a magnesium chloride compound to a thermohydrolysis reactor, the reactor being at a temperature of at least 300° C., withdrawing MgO from the thermohydrolysis reactor in solid form, and withdrawing an HCl containing gas stream from the thermohydrolysis reactor. The magnesium chloride compound provided to the thermohydrolysis reactor may be a solid magnesium chloride compound which comprises at least 60 wt. % of MgCl2.4H2O.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: PURAC BIOCHEM BV
    Inventors: André Banier De Haan, Jeroen Bokhove, Fesia Lestari Laksmana
  • Patent number: 11326188
    Abstract: A method for conversion of magnesium chloride into magnesium oxide and HCl includes the steps of providing a magnesium chloride compound to a thermohydrolysis reactor, the reactor being at a temperature of at least 300° C., withdrawing MgO from the thermohydrolysis reactor in solid form, and withdrawing an HCl containing gas stream from the thermohydrolysis reactor. The magnesium chloride compound provided to the thermohydrolysis reactor may be a solid magnesium chloride compound which comprises at least 60 wt. % of MgCl2.4H2O.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: PURAC BIOCHEM BV
    Inventors: André Banier De Haan, Jeroen Bokhove, Fesia Lestari Laksmana
  • Patent number: 11299447
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing carboxylic acid that includes the following steps is provided. First, subjecting an aqueous mixture, including carboxylic acid and at least 5 wt. % dissolved magnesium chloride, to a forward extraction step using a first organic liquid, including an organic solvent, the organic solvent being selected from the group of C5+ ketones, thereby obtaining an organic carboxylic acid solution and an aqueous waste liquid including magnesium chloride. Second, subjecting the organic carboxylic acid solution to a back extraction step wherein the carboxylic acid is extracted from the organic carboxylic acid solution into an aqueous liquid, thereby obtaining an aqueous carboxylic acid solution and a second organic liquid. Third, subjecting the aqueous waste liquid including magnesium chloride derived from the forward extraction to a thermal decomposition step at a temperature of at least 300° C., thereby decomposing the magnesium chloride to magnesium oxide and HCl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: PURAC BIOCHEM B.V.
    Inventors: André Banier De Haan, Jan Van Krieken, Tanja Ðekic {hacek over (Z)}ivkovic
  • Patent number: 11261467
    Abstract: A method for conversion of magnesium chloride into magnesium oxide and HCl, comprising the steps of providing a magnesium chloride compound to a thermohydrolysis reactor, the reactor being at a temperature of at least 300° C., withdrawing MgO from the thermohydrolysis reactor in solid form, and withdrawing a HCl containing gas stream from the thermohydrolysis reactor, wherein the magnesium chloride compound provided to the thermohydrolysis reactor is a solid magnesium chloride compound which comprises at least 50 wt. % of MgCl2.4H2O. The process accordingly is fast and can be operated in a manner which is efficient both as regards apparatus and energy. It can also be integrated in a process for converting a magnesium chloride solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: PURAC BIOCHEM B.V.
    Inventors: André Banier De Haan, Jeroen Bokhove, Fesia Lestari Laksmana
  • Publication number: 20220009864
    Abstract: The separation method separates a polyalcohol compound from water, so as to obtain a purified product stream comprising the polyalcohol compound in output concentration of at least 90 wt %. Thereto, a mixture of the polyalcohol compound and water is provided, said mixture having a polyalcohol concentration. The polyalcohol concentration of mixture is increased in an evaporation stage, at least a portion of which is operated in at first pressure. Subsequently, the mixture is treated in distillation stage to be deliver the stream comprising the polyalcohol compound in the output concentration of at least 90 wt %, which distillation stage is operated at a second pressure. Herein, the distillation stage is operated to produce steam output, that optionally compressed to a third pressure and is coupled to the evaporation stage. The second pressure and/or any third pressure is higher than first pressure. The reactor system is configured for performing the separation method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: Ioniqa Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Andre Banier DE HAAN, Jan Volkert ZANDER
  • Patent number: 11136602
    Abstract: A fermentation product manufacturing process includes fermenting under fermentation conditions in an aqueous fermentation medium in a fermentation reactor a carbohydrate source with a microorganism capable of converting the carbohydrate into a fermentation product which is a salt or a product with a boiling point above the boiling point of water, during the process withdrawing part of the medium including biomass from the reactor in the form of a recycle stream, providing the stream including biomass to a pressure vessel wherein the pressure is such that the temperature of the stream decreases 1-8° C., as compared to the temperature of the medium in the reactor, by the evaporation of water, and recycling the cooled recycle stream to the reactor. The process makes it possible to obtain a homogeneous temperature profile of the fermentation medium with limited occurrence of hot or cool spots within the reactor which results in improved fermentation performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: PURAC BIOCHEM BV
    Inventors: Andre Banier De Haan, Jeroen Bokhove
  • Publication number: 20200370074
    Abstract: A method for conversion of magnesium chloride into magnesium oxide and HCl includes the steps of providing a magnesium chloride compound to a thermohydrolysis reactor, the reactor being at a temperature of at least 300° C., withdrawing MgO from the thermohydrolysis reactor in solid form, and withdrawing an HCl containing gas stream from the thermohydrolysis reactor. The magnesium chloride compound provided to the thermohydrolysis reactor may be a solid magnesium chloride compound which comprises at least 60 wt. % of MgCl2.4H2O.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: PURAC BIOCHEM BV
    Inventors: André Banier DE HAAN, Jeroen BOKHOVE, Fesia Lestari LAKSMANA
  • Publication number: 20200248133
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a method for separating biomass from solid fermentation product wherein a slurry comprising biomass and solid fermentation product is provided to the top of a biomass separator unit and an aqueous medium is provided to the bottom of a biomass separator unit, while a product stream comprising solid fermentation product is withdrawn from the bottom of the biomass separator unit and a waste stream comprising biomass is withdrawn from the top of the biomass separator unit. It has been found that the method according to the invention makes it possible to provide a solid fermentation product which comprises very low amounts of remaining biomass, while product loss can be limited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2017
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: PURAC Biochem BV
    Inventors: Jeroen Bokhove, Andre Banier De Haan, Willem Jacob Groot
  • Patent number: 10723681
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing purified glycerol including the steps of providing a starting glycerol fraction comprising glycerol, water, and fatty acid methyl esters, subjecting the glycerol fraction to a partial evaporation to form an evaporated fraction including glycerol, water, and fatty acid methyl esters, and a remainder fraction including glycerol, condensing the evaporated fraction to form a liquid, subjecting the liquid evaporated fraction including glycerol, water, and fatty acid methyl esters to a liquid-liquid separation step, resulting in the formation of a fatty acid methyl ester fraction and a glycerol-based fraction including glycerol and water. The process makes it possible to efficiently separate the fatty acid methyl esters from glycerol, without the need for complete glycerol distillation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: PURAC BIOCHEM B.V.
    Inventors: Diana Visser, André Banier De Haan, Wijnand Raphaël Terlouw, David Sanchez Garcia
  • Patent number: 10683520
    Abstract: The invention pertains to method for recovering polycarboxylic acid from an aqueous mixture including the steps of: providing an aqueous mixture including polycarboxylic acid and at least 5 wt. % dissolved halide salt, based on the total weight of water and dissolved material in the aqueous mixture; extracting the polycarboxylic acid from the aqueous mixture into a first organic liquid including an organic solvent selected from the group consisting of ketones and ethers, thereby obtaining an organic polycarboxylic acid solution and an aqueous waste liquid including the halide salt; and extracting the polycarboxylic acid from the organic carboxylic acid solution into an aqueous liquid, thereby obtaining an aqueous polycarboxylic acid solution and a second organic liquid. The method according to the invention allows a combined purification and concentration step for feed solutions of polycarboxylic acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: PURAC BIOCHEM BV
    Inventors: André Banier De Haan, Jan Van Krieken, Tanja Ðekic {hacek over (Z)}ivkovic
  • Patent number: 10626069
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a process for preparing methyl lactate including the steps of: bringing an aqueous liquid comprising lactic acid, methanol, and at least 5 wt. % of a dissolved chloride salt selected from magnesium chloride, calcium chloride, and zinc chloride to reaction conditions, thereby obtaining methyl lactate, wherein an extractant is provided to the reaction mixture before, during, and/or after formation of methyl lactate; subjecting the reaction mixture to a liquid-liquid separation step wherein an organic phase comprising methyl lactate and extractant is separated from an aqueous phase comprising dissolved chloride salt. The extractant preferably includes one or more compounds selected from C5+ ketones and C3-C10 ethers, in particular C5-C8 ketones, more in particular methyl isobutyl ketone. It has been found that the process according to the invention makes it possible to manufacture methyl lactate efficiently and in high yield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: PURAC BIOCHEM B.V.
    Inventors: Jan Van Krieken, André Banier De Haan, Jan Van Breugel