Category Archives: Patents

34 Chinese, 3 US and 4 international PCT invention patents filed (21 Chinese and 3 US patents were granted)


  •   1. Method, Equipment and Applications for Fast Complete Dissolution and Hydrolysis of Lignocellulosic Biomass. International PCT invention patent #: PCT/CN2008/000623, application date: March 28, 2008; disclosure publication date: Feb. 12, 2009, publication#: WO 2009/018709 A1;
  • Chinese invention patent: CN101638442-A CN101235095-A (Aug., 2008); ZL200710141265.3 (June, 2013) (GRANTED).
  • US patent#: 8268126 (Issue date: 09/18/2012).
  •   2. A Magnetic Solid Catalyst and Its Applications (in lignocellulose hydrolysis). Chinese invention patent: ZL201010243359.3, May 2012 (GRANTED).
  •   3. A High-efficient and Energy-saving Device for Lignocellulosic Biomass Hydrolysis.  Chinese invention patent#: ZL201020562302.5, Jan. 2011 (GRANTED).
  •   4. A Reactor System for Ethanol Production, Chinese invention patent, ZL200920253718.6, June 2010 (GRANTED).
  •   5. A Novel Method (by Using Solid Base Catalyst) for Hydrolysis of Lignocellulosic Biomass. Chinese invention patent: CN101638441-A (Feb, 2010); ZL200910094892.5 (April, 2011) (GRANTED).
  •   6. A Novel Method (by Using Solid Acid Catalyst) for Hydrolysis of Lignocellulosic Biomass. Chinese invention patent: CN101638442-A (Feb, 2010); ZL200910094893.X (April, 2011) (GRANTED).
  •   7. A Novel Process for Continuous Extraction of Curcin from Jatropha Seeds. Chinese invention patent: CN101463073-A (June 2009); ZL200910094015.8, Aug. 2011 (GRANTED).
  •   8. A Continuous Reactor for Bio-Diesel Production. Chinese patent: ZL200820081793.4, July 2009 (GRANTED).
  •   9. A Method and Equipment to Continuously Produce Bio-Diesel from Jatropha Oil. Chinese invention patent: CN101381613-A (March 11, 2009); ZL200810058974.X, Aug. 2011 (GRANTED).
  •   10. A High Pressure and High Temperature Flow Reactor for the Production of Biofuels.
  • Chinese patent (utility model): ZL201320359907.8, Dec. 2013 (GRANTED).
  •   11. An Autoclave Used for Separation and Recovery of Magnetic Catalysts for Biofuels Production.
  • Chinese patent (utility model): ZL201220038727.5, Sep. 2012 (GRANTED).
  •   12. A Magnetic Solid Catalyst (CaFe2O4) and Its Applications. Chinese invention patent:  CN102513000-A (June, 2012); ZL201110334924.1 (August, 2013). (GRANTED).
  •   13. A Method to Pretreat and Hydrolyze Microcrystalline Cellulose. Chinese invention patent:  CN102382870-A (March, 2012); ZL201110227943.4 (May, 2013). (GRANTED).
  •   14. A Method for the Production of Biodiesel Catalyzed by Solid Acid Derived from Lignin. Chinese invention patent: CN102188995-A (Sep. 2011); ZL201110080225.9, March    2013 (GRANTED).
  •   15. Method for the dissolving and rapid hydrolyzing of lignocellulosic biomass, device thereof and use of the same. Chinese invention patent: CN101974161-A (Feb. 2011); ZL201010297515.4, Oct. 2012 (GRANTED). International PCT invention patent, PCT/CN2011/001099, US patent#: 9243303 (Issue date: 01/26/2016).
  •   16.  A Micro Reactor for the Hydrolysis and Liquefaction of Biomass.Chinese patent (utility model): ZL201320359823.4, Dec. 2013 (GRANTED).
  •   17. A Method to Produce 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural by Solid Acid Catalysts.Chinese invention patent: CN102399201-A (April, 2012); ZL201110376665.9 (April, 2014). (GRANTED).
  •    18. A Continuous Flow Reactor for the Production of Soluble Sugars and Biodiesel. Chinese patent (utility model): ZL201420785283.0, (June, 2015). (GRANTED).
  •    19. A Method to Synthesize Mesoporous Activated Biochars. Chinese invention patent, ZL201310331615.8, (June, 2015). (GRANTED).
  •   20. Method of Completely Dissolving and Rapidly Hydrolyzing Cellulose, and Uses of Said Method. International PCT invention patent, PCT/CN2010/001253 (2010).
  •  US patent#: 9115215 (Issue date: 08/25/2015).
  •   21. A Carbon-based Magnetic Solid Base Catalyst and Its Applications. Chinese invention patent: ZL201410764721.X (Sep. 2016), (GRANTED).
  •   22. A Circular Tubular Reactor for Counter-flow Catalytic Reactions with Magnetic Catalysts. Chinese patent (utility model): ZL201620978132.6 (March 2017). (GRANTED).

U.S. patent #: 8268126, Fast hydrolysis process for biomass

Method, equipment and applications for fast complete dissolution and hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass. The invention herein discloses a method and its equipment for fast and complete dissolution and hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass. Lignocellulosic biomass is placed in a dilute alkaline solution and then rapidly heated to a temperature between 329˜367° C. to achieve complete dissolution of the lignocellulosic biomass as biomass solution in 0.7˜2 s. The biomass solution is further hydrolyzed rapidly to hydrolysates at homogeneous conditions. The solubilized biomass solution is easy to rapidly hydrolyze into sugars to produce bio-fuels and other value-added products, and to rapidly quench to produce micron particles in the continuous flow equipment at high pressures and high temperatures. The invention herein provides a simple and low-cost method to quickly dissolve and hydrolyze biomass with great potential for a novel biorefinery…

The patent is the latest development in a 23-year effort by Professor Zhen Fang in the study of biomass hydrolysis process, aimed at a simple, fast and low-cost method for a novel biorefi nery. ‘Fast hydrolysis’ process will be the technological key to economic utilization of abundant lignocellulosic biomass as viable feedstocks for the production of industrial sugar, ethanol and chemicals. His pioneering work opens the door to the possibility of developing industrial-scale technology at competitive costs for producing biofuels and valueadded products from lignocellulosic biomass based on the ‘fast hydrolysis’ process in a flow reactor.

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