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Simplified Manufacturing of Ink, Water, Oil, and Grime Repelling Coating

Executive SummaryResearchers at Michigan State University have developed a new omniphobic polyurethane coating with the ability to repel many types of liquids (such as ink, water, and oil) and other materials. This technology is Fluorine-free and cost effective to manufacture. The coating not only repels liquids, but is mechanically durable once ap...
Published: 12/6/2017   |   Inventor(s): Muhammad Rabnawaz, Vijay Pandian
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Materials, Chemicals, Packaging

Enhancement of Oil Biosynthesis through Engineering of Plastid Lipases

Tech ID: TEC2017-0072
Published: 10/9/2017   |   Inventor(s): Christoph Benning, Kun Wang
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Biotechnology, Energy, Chemicals

Biodegradable Slow Release Pesticide Plugs and Mechanized Injection System

Executive SummaryProfitability in domestic and global fruit markets requires meeting high food quality standards, often through the judicious use of pesticides. Currently, these pesticides are applied using airblast sprayers up to 10 times per growing season. Airblast sprayers deliver only 29 to 56% of the sprayed solution to the tree canopy. A new...
Published: 9/1/2017   |   Inventor(s): John Wise, Christine VanderVoort, Charles Coslor, Laurent Matuana
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Agriculture, Agricultural, Chemicals, Environmental

Chemical Recycling of Polylactic Acid

Executive SummaryA new environmentally friendly process developed at Michigan State University derives clean-use plastics from contaminated Polylactic Acid (PLA). This new method of recycling PLA yields clean-use plastics using inexpensive green solvents and lower temperatures.Description of TechnologyCurrent chemical recycling of PLA uses toxic so...
Published: 8/30/2017   |   Inventor(s): Rafael Auras, Fabiola Iniguez-Franco, Maria Rubino, Herlinda Soto-Valdez, Daniel Holmes, Susan Selke, Xiaoyi Fang
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Chemicals, Environment

Process to Improve FDCA Manufacturing

Executive SummaryAs global markets and governments are pushing to reduce fossil fuel dependencies, novel manufacturing methods of bio-based plastics are being pursued. However the cost and conversion efficiencies of creating environmentally-friendly plastics hinder the conversion from petroleum-based plastics to bio-based plastics. This novel proce...
Published: 8/11/2017   |   Inventor(s): Dennis Miller, Lars Peereboom, Matthew Gattinger, Evan Wegener
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Chemicals, Advanced Materials, Packaging

Medicinal plant compound reduces mycotoxins and sporulation

Executive SummaryEconomic losses due to mycotoxins in the United States are estimated to be between $0.5 and $1.5 billion annually. Fungicides are only partially effective against mycotoxin-producing fungi because such fungi are naturally tolerant to many fungicides, and because when stressed by fungicide applications, fungi can respond by producin...
Published: 6/27/2017   |   Inventor(s): Gale Strasburg, John Linz, Felicia Wu, Muraleedharan Nair, Juma Mmongoyo, Jovin Mugula, Amila Dissanayake, Chuan-Rui Zhang, Josephine Wee
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Agriculture, Chemicals

Metal Coating of Hydrophobic Polymer Surfaces

Executive SummaryAs the plastics industry has begun to reach the limits of mechanical properties, specialized applications are beginning to turn to composites instead. Metallic plating of materials offers many benefits such as increased abrasion resistance and improved mechanical properties, but is time consuming, costly, and manufacturing is poten...
Published: 6/16/2017   |   Inventor(s): Ilsoon Lee, Wei Wang, Ankush Gokhale
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Chemicals, Materials, Packaging

Cost Efficient Process Generates a Stronger Titanium Alloy

Executive SummaryA new cost-effective thermomechanical process yields a strong, inexpensive Ti alloy for high-temperature structural applications. The material created from this treatment efficiently replaces other alloys in fields where ductility, density, strength, and corrosion resistance are valued.Description of TechnologyConventional Ti alloy...
Published: 6/16/2017   |   Inventor(s): Carl Boehlert, Vahid Khademi
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, Chemicals

Algae/Fungi Endosymbiosis Platform for Lipid Biosynthesis

Executive SummaryBioethanol and biodiesel are produced primarily from terrestrial plant material rich in sugar and starch such as corn, sugarcane, or sweet sorghum. However, producing fuels using food crops is not optimal in the long term since they require premium land, abundant water, and large inputs of energy in the form of agricultural machine...
Published: 6/16/2017   |   Inventor(s): Gregory Bonito, Zhi-Yan Du, Christoph Benning
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Energy, Agricultural, Chemicals, Biotechnology

Cyclic Peptide Production Enzymes and System

Executive SummaryCyclic peptides tend to be resistant to peptidases and therefore stable in vivo. Their size, chemical properties, and ability to interact with biomolecules suggest that they make good pharmaceutical and agricultural active ingredient candidates. However, intra-molecular cyclization is difficult and competes with unwanted inter-mol...
Published: 6/14/2017   |   Inventor(s): Jonathan Walton, Heather Hallen-Adams, John Scott-Craig, Hong Luo
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Biotechnology, Chemicals, Pharmaceutical
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