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Electrocatalytic Synthesis of Dihydrochalcones

Electrocatalytic Synthesis of High-Intensity Sweetener Dihydrochalcones Executive Summary Converting flavonoids like naringin and neohesperidin to the high-intensity sweetener dihydrochalcone compounds offers challenges that are difficult to address. Our technology is a cost-efficient way to create naringin and neohesperidin dihydrochalcone compounds...
Published: 9/28/2021   |   Inventor(s): Mikhail Redko, Christopher Saffron, James Jackson
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Chemicals, Flavorings and Fragrances, Food Science and Nutrition

Mesoporous MFI-Zeolite Catalysts for Aromatics Production

Executive SummaryThere is a need for a green, renewable, and sustainable route to produce chemicals currently made from petrochemical feedstocks. MSU researchers have developed a new catalyst system for converting biomass to aromatics. The aromatics can be further transformed into downstream chemicals such as terephthalic acid, which can be used in...
Published: 10/16/2020   |   Inventor(s): Shantanu Kelkar, Christopher Saffron, Thomas Pinnavaia, Robert Kriegel
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Chemicals, Environment, Agricultural

Stabilization and Upgrading of Bio-Oil Using Electrocatalytic Hydrogenation

Executive SummaryPyrolyzing biomass into bio-oil is one option to convert biomass into a useable, easily transported form with minimal inputs. However, pyrolysis-derived bio-oil contains hundreds of reactive organic compounds that are corrosive to container materials and prone to polymerization. Therefore, it is necessary to be able to rapidly convert...
Published: 5/28/2019   |   Inventor(s): Christopher Saffron, Dennis Miller, James Jackson, Zhenglong Li
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials, 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

Low Cost Hydrogenation of Bio-oils

IntroductionThere is a strong need for reliable and efficient energy alternatives to non-renewable petroleum. One renewable alternative for energy is bio-oil derived by biomass pyrolysis. However, bio-oil is impractical because it is corrosive to containment materials, self-reactive, and prone to polymerization, making it unfit for use within existing...
Published: 5/16/2016   |   Inventor(s): Chun ho Lam, James Jackson, Christopher Saffron, Dennis Miller
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Chemicals, Energy, Environment