Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) May 05, 2016
American Process, Inc. (API) announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted two additional patents, U.S. Patent Nos. 9,322,133 and 9,322,134, to API and its affiliated companies for BioPlus® nanocellulose technology. These patents cover processes for making nanocellulose as well as hydrophobic nanocellulose compositions. In addition to these patents and U.S. Patent No. 9,187,865 awarded last November, patents are pending for the nanocellulose material and various market applications in the U.S., Brazil, Europe, Japan, China, India, Russia, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, and South Africa.
According to lead inventor Dr. Kim Nelson, “We are thrilled to expand our protected nanocellulose IP portfolio to include our unique, low-cost lignin-coated nanocellulose fibrils and crystals which are oleophilic and compatible with plastics. With over 100 nanocellulose patents pending including unique processing and end-use applications, API continues our 20-year history of innovation technology breakthroughs.”
API’s CEO Dr. Theodora Retsina remarks, “API’s suite of technologies provide a flexible biorefinery platform to economically produce various chemicals, materials, sugars, fuels, and energy from lignocellulosic biomass. Nanocellulose in particular offers a tremendous opportunity to create substantial value for biorefineries globally. I am pleased that API is part of technology leaders in the nanocellulose revolution.”
API has been an active biorefinery innovator for over two decades and has several technologies on the market. “API’s IP portfolio now includes over 30 granted patents and over 250 published and unpublished patent applications in the United States, Europe, Asia, Brazil, and other countries, as well as proprietary know-how and trade secrets,” commented Dr. Ryan O’Connor, API’s CIPO.
Additional information is online at http://www.americanprocess.com/bioplus. For more information about API’s BioPlus nanocellulose, please contact:
Kim Nelson, Ph.D.
VP Nanocellulose Technology
American Process Inc.
750 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: 1-404-872-8807, x213