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Radio Carbon Biofuel

Inventor: Christopher M. Reddy
Serial #: 12/768,049

Application:  This technology involves producing biofuels in a bioreactor (e.g. by bacteria, algae molds etc.) with a known fossil carbon (14C) content to enable monitoring and optimization of the biofuel production process.  The resultant biofuels are associated with a characteristic 14C content whic may be useful for monitoring and tracking the commercial and/or environmental fate of the fuels.

Technology: Photosynthetic organisms capable of generating a biofuel product are grown underwater in the presence of feedstocks of controlled 14C content and analyzed for precise radiocarbon content as a mean to monitor yield and other production parameters.

Last updated: November 10, 2014