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Gene Construct Encoding Mutant Thioesterase, Mutant Thioesterase Encoded Thereby, Transformed Host Cell Containing The Gene Construct, And Method Of Using Them To Produce Medium-Chain Fatty Acids

Unnatural, mutated thioesterases having an amino acid sequence that is at least 80% identical to SEQ. ID. NO: 1 and having substitutions at one or more of amino acid positions I107, R108, L109, S122, ...
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Brian Pfleger, Nestor Hernandez Lozada, Costas Maranas, Matthew Grisewood | P160114US02

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Methods Of Processing Aromatic Compounds

A method of processing a solution comprising aromatic compounds. The method includes culturing a first microorganism in the solution for a time sufficient to reduce an amount of an aromatic compound a...
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Timothy Donohue, Daniel Noguera, Julian Oshlag, Weiping Zhang, Samantha Austin | P150130US02

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Mutant Thioesterases

Mutant thioesterases having enhanced medium chain substrate activity, polynucleotides encoding and configured to express the mutant thioesterases in a transformed host cell, host cells transformed to ...
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Brian Pfleger, Rung-Yi Lai, Nestor Hernandez Lozada | P180007US02

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Method To Liquefy Biomass

A method of liquefying biomass. The method includes the steps of contacting biomass with a solution comprising an acyl halide and an acid; and then contacting the biomass with a reductant.
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John Ralph, Steven Karlen | P180250US02

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Method Of Selectively Oxidizing Lignin

A method of selectively reacting lignin or a lignin-derived reactant to yield an aromatic product. The method includes the step of reacting lignin or a lignin-derived reactant with a molybdenum-contai...
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John Ralph, Ruili Gao | P180055US02

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Bearing-Less Electrostatic Flywheel

A bearing-less flywheel both exchanges energy with a rotating flywheel using a regenerative controller via a rotating electrostatic field but also suspends the flywheel with an electrostatic field to ...
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Daniel Ludois, Eric Severson | P180324US01

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