WIPO publishes Xyleco's and Anthony Peters' patent for 'Treating Biomass'; application filed on Oct. 10, 2013

GENEVA , April 18, 2014 () – Publication No. WO/2014/059140 was published on April 17.

Title of the invention: "TREATING BIOMASS."

Applicants: XYLECO INC. (US) and Anthony Peters (US).

Inventors: Anthony Peters (US), Marshall Medoff (US), Thomas Craig Mastenrman (US), Robert Paradis (US) and Kenny Kin-Chui Ip (US).

According to the abstract* posted by the World Intellectual Property Organization: "Methods and systems are described for processing cellulosic and lignocellulosic materials and useful intermediates and products, such as energy and fuels. For example, irradiating methods and systems are described to aid in the processing of the cellulosic and lignocellulosic materials. The electron beam accelerator has multiple windows foils and these foils are cooled with cooling gas. In one configuration a secondary foil is integral to the electron beam accelerator and in another configuration the secondary foil is part of the enclosure for the biomass conveying system."

The patent was filed on Oct. 10, 2013 under Application No. PCT/US2013/064332.

*For further information, including images, charts and tables, please visit: http://www.wipo.int/patentscope/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2014059140

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