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A nitrogenase-like enzyme system that catalyzes methionine, ethylene, and methane biogenesis
TS-064265 — In industrial settings, the demand for safe and efficient methods of producing ethylene, ethane, and methane is paramount. Existing ethylene production processes often involve oxygen-dependent enzymes, resulting in a flammable ethylene-oxygen gas mixture. Moreover, methane and ethane, when mixed w…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: North, Justin; Murali, Srividya; Tabita, Fred (Bob) "Bob"; Young, Sarah
  • Licensing Officer: Willson, Christopher

Rare Earth Element Trap-Extract-Precipitate (REE-TEP) Process
TS-061849 — The Rare Earth Element Trap-Extract-Precipitate (REE-TEP) process is a cost-effective and environmentally benign approach to recover rare earth elements (REEs) from acidic waste streams. It involves beneficial reuse of readily available industrial by-products and a naturally occurring organic ligand resulting in REE concentrate that can be commercially processed to produce rare earth oxides (REOs).
The Need Rare earth elements are critical components of many emerging technologies. Because conventional sources of REEs in the United States are limited, identifying alternative sources is important. Many mining and industrial waste streams have elevated concentrations of REEs and can be potential…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Cheng, Chin-Min "Jason"; Bielicki, Jeffrey "Jeff"; Butalia, Tarunjit; Lenhart, John
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

Porous inorganic-organic material for removal of trace carbon dioxide from air or other gas streams
TS-059305 — A novel method in which nucleophilic transition metal hydroxide groups are generated at the internal pore surfaces of MOFs to facilitate selective gas-phase CO2 fixation at low pressures via formation of metal bicarbonate species.
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are porous polymers constructed by self-assembly of organic and inorganic components. They have been extensively studied for gas storage and separation applications, and post-combustion CO2 capture under flue gas conditions has been a particularly intense area of st…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Wade, Casey; Bien, Caitlin; Cai, Zhongzheng
  • Licensing Officer: Sita, Cordellia

A Non-Chemical Method for Algal Bloom Treatment and Prevention
TS-059099 — SS+MEF technology to both prevent and treat algal bloom growth, as well as neutralize algal toxins.
The Need Climate change and human practices have led to an increased frequency and intensity of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). These HABs, particularly those dominated by cyanobacteria, produce harmful toxins, which result in serious health issues when ingested, inhaled, or contacted. The stability of…
  • College: College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES)
  • Inventors: Sastry, Sudhir; Davis, Angela; Lee, Jiyoung; Mok, Jin Hong
  • Licensing Officer: Dahlman, Jason "Jay"

Water treatment to eliminate cyanobacteria and other toxins by unmanned surface vehicles (USVs)
TS-058408 — Freshwater resources around the world are under stress due to naturally occurring events and human impacts, causing an increase in cyanobacteria blooms. These cyanobacteria release harmful toxins, known as cyanotoxins. The proposed USV degrades the toxins on-site with UV light, reducing the accumulation of toxins, preventing groundwater contamination, and improving water quality.
Treatment of cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins is necessary before they reach a critical point, or they can contaminate other environments. For example, waste produced by water treatment facilities serves as fertilizer for agricultural land, and if not properly treated, toxic cyanobacteria can grow in…
  • College: College of Public Health
  • Inventors: Lee, Jiyoung; Byrd, Kendall
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

Porous inorganic-organic material for removal of trace carbon dioxide from air or other gas streams
TS-041747 — Adsorbent for carbon dioxide capture with low energy input for regeneration, and high adsorption capacity
46% of 2010 global greenhouse gas emissions came from electricity and heat production, or from fossil fuels burned for industrial use (EPA). A lot of effort has been put into research on CO2 capture by adsorbents or absorbents, in order to reduce these greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, effec…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Wade, Casey; Bien, Caitlin
  • Licensing Officer: Dahlman, Jason "Jay"

CO2 Reduction to Acetate on Mixed Metal Oxide Catalyst
TS-037385 — A process for photoelectrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide to acetate using mixed metal oxide as catalysts
The combustion of fossil fuels produces billions of tons of carbon dioxide annually. Research indicates that greater concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has altered Earth's climate, changed the pH of the ocean, and causing other potentially damaging evironmental effects. Countri…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Baker, Lawrence "Robert"; Yang, Xin
  • Licensing Officer: Willson, Christopher

Low temperature oxidation of carbon monoxide on Co/ZrO2 catalysts
TS-015047 — Catalytic conversion of carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide.
Air pollution is a serious global problem and has received a great deal of attention over the last few decades. Industrial plants and automobiles release a significant amount of pollution into the atmosphere, principally in the form of unburned or partially burned fossil fuels, carbon monoxide, ni…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Ozkan, Umit; Holmgreen, Erik; Yung, Matthew
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Combined Liquid and Solid Phase Anaerobic Digester
TS-014939 — The Need: Transforming Waste into Energy with Enhanced Efficiency and Cost-Effectiveness In the world of renewable energy and waste management, the demand for sustainable solutions that effectively convert organic materials into valuable energy sources is increasing. Conventional anaerobic digestio…
  • College: College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES)
  • Inventors: Li, Yebo; Wan, Caixia; Zhu, Jiying
  • Licensing Officer: Dahlman, Jason "Jay"

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