Newlight gains new patent for biogas-to-bioplastic process

Company patented the conversion of greenhouse gases, such as waste, methane, and carbon dioxide, organic in PHA biodegradable plastics

Newlight Technologies LLC recently announced that it has been awarded a seventh patent related to the conversion of greenhouse gases, such as waste methane and carbon dioxide, into biodegradable PHA plastics. The new patent, U.S. Patent 8,263,373, joins Newlight’s multi-layered and continually-expanding portfolio of intellectual property, which now includes seven U.S. and international patents and hundreds of additional filed patent claims. The company’s patent filings extend back to 2003.

“We are pleased to receive this seventh patent,” sadi Newlight CEO Mark Herrema. “While the size of our patent portfolio is a testament to Newlight’s pioneering inventions and nearly decade-long leadership in this field, we expect our patent portfolio to continue to grow at a rapid pace, particularly in the areas of new product applications and commercial-scale manufacturing systems.”

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Tags: wastewater treatment systems, anaerobic digesters, landfills, energy facilities, high-performance biodegradable plastics, recycling, closed-loop sustainable system, resin, biotechnology

Source: Biomass Magazine, 2012-10-02.