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SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EXTRACTING ETHANOL FROM A FERMENTATION BROTh

United States Patent Application

20170159006
A1
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The present invention is directed to a system and method for producing an organic compound using fermentation wherein multiple components of the system are recycled within the system. The system and method allow for extraction of a high concentration of the organic compound from the fermentation broth in a continuous system that allows recycling of the biomass, aqueous fermentation broth and extraction solvents. The system and method are particularly well adapted for producing and extracting ethanol.
Abbas, Charles A (Champaign, IL), Brown, Dan L (Glenarm, IL), Dyer, Matt (Mt. Zion, IL), Isder, Mark D (Avoca, MN), Nelson, Travis (Decatur, IL), Fanselow, Dan L (White Bear Lake, MN), Fitzsimons, Robert T (Minneapolis, MN), Nakamura, Masayuki (Woodbury, JP), Reed, John F (North Oaks, MN), Bone, Brian (Lovington, IL), Sammons, Rhea J (Rochester, IL), Barnes, Jerry (Clinton, IL), Fults, Jerod (Lincoln, IL)
Archer Daniels Midland Company (Decatur IL)
15/ 325,557
July 10, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH [0002] Research for this invention was funded in part by the United States Department of Energy, grant number DE-FG36-08GO18134, and was part of a joint research agreement with the Minnesota Mining Company (3M) within the meaning of 35 U.S.C. .sctn.103(c).