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1. US20140024091 - Use of oxyhydrogen microorganisms for non-photosynthetic carbon capture and conversion of inorganic and/or C1 carbon sources into useful organic compounds

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United States of America
Application Number 14033013
Application Date 20.09.2013
Publication Number 20140024091
Publication Date 23.01.2014
Grant Number 09085785
Grant Date 21.07.2015
Publication Kind B2
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Applicants Kiverdi, Inc.
Inventors John S. Reed
Lisa Dyson
Agents Jill A. Jacobson
Title
(EN) Use of oxyhydrogen microorganisms for non-photosynthetic carbon capture and conversion of inorganic and/or C1 carbon sources into useful organic compounds
Abstract
(EN)

Compositions and methods for a hybrid biological and chemical process that captures and converts carbon dioxide and/or other forms of inorganic carbon and/or C1 carbon sources including but not limited to carbon monoxide, methane, methanol, formate, or formic acid, and/or mixtures containing C1 chemicals including but not limited to various syngas compositions, into organic chemicals including biofuels or other valuable biomass, chemical, industrial, or pharmaceutical products are provided. The present invention, in certain embodiments, fixes inorganic carbon or C1 carbon sources into longer carbon chain organic chemicals by utilizing microorganisms capable of performing the oxyhydrogen reaction and the autotrophic fixation of CO2 in one or more steps of the process.