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Microbial production of wax esters from highly branched alkanes

United States Patent

February 1, 2005
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A microbial culture and method for producing wax esters using highly branched alkanes. In accordance with one embodiment, the highly branched alkane is squalane.
Bogan; William W. (Palatine, IL), Sullivan; Wendy R. (Chicago, IL), Paterek; James R. (Naperville, IL)
Gas Technology Institute (Des Plaines, IL)
10/ 354,135
January 29, 2003
The U.S. Government has a paid-up license in this invention and the right in limited circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of Contract No. DE-AC26-99BC15223 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.