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Biochemical transformation of coals

United States Patent

5,885,825
March 23, 1999
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A method of biochemically transforming macromolecular compounds found in solid carbonaceous materials, such as coal is provided. The preparation of new microorganisms, metabolically weaned through challenge growth processes to biochemically transform solid carbonaceous materials at extreme temperatures, pressures, pH, salt and toxic metal concentrations is also disclosed.
Lin; Mow S. (Rocky Point, NY), Premuzic; Eugene T. (East Moriches, NY)
Brookhaven Science Associates (Upton, NY)
08/ 344,126
November 23, 1994
This invention was made with government support under contract number DE-AC02-76CH00016, between the U.S. Department of Energy and Associated Universities, Inc. The government has certain rights in the invention.