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Stevia Variety '12-05-005'

Executive SummaryMSU researchers have created novel Stevia varieties that produce a higher concentration of the steviol glycosides rebaudioside D and rebaudioside M than other varieties available on the market. Rebaudioside A and stevioside are currently the most abundant and most widely used compounds in the stevia-derived sweetener market. However,...
Published: 11/21/2019   |   Inventor(s): Ryan Warner, Randolph Beaudry, James Hancock, Veronica Vallejo
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Agricultural

Two Phase Consortium for Production of Metabolites from a Cyanobacteria/Bacteria Mixed Consortium

Executive SummaryBiobased plastics and chemicals offer an alternative solution to products traditionally made from fossil fuel sources. Bioindustries utilize heterotrophic organisms to convert carbohydrate-rich feedstocks like sugarcane, sugar beets, and corn into value-added compounds (e.g. nutritional supplements, pharmaceuticals, etc.). Because these...
Published: 5/28/2019   |   Inventor(s): Daniel Ducat, Taylor Weiss, Eric Young
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Biotechnology, Agricultural, Chemicals, Energy

Genetically Modified Plants for Increased Cell Wall Biomass

Executive SummaryPlant secondary cell walls are the bulk of plant biomass in woody plants. They are necessary for plant growth and are important for numerous industries, including pulp and paper, timber, and biomass feedstocks. Regulating secondary cell wall synthesis in trees and other plants could speed up biomass production for these industries.Description...
Published: 5/28/2019   |   Inventor(s): Kyung-Hwan Han, Im Jong Hee
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Agricultural, Biotechnology

Lignin Extraction Solvent and Process

Executive SummaryThis MSU technology was developed to remove lignin from woody biomass in order to simplify further downstream processing of the purified cellulose and hemicellulose. This innovation is particularly relevant to those in the sugar and biofuel industries who already utilize woody biomass and are seeking to either reduce operating costs...
Published: 6/4/2018   |   Inventor(s): Mikhail Redko, James Jackson, Christopher Saffron, Leo Lacivita
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Agriculture, Agricultural, Chemicals, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center

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

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 machinery...
Published: 6/16/2017   |   Inventor(s): Gregory Bonito, Zhi-Yan Du, Christoph Benning
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Energy, Agricultural, Chemicals, Biotechnology