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Title: Catalytic bioreactors and methods of using same

Various embodiments provide a bioreactor for producing a bioproduct comprising one or more catalytically active zones located in a housing and adapted to keep two incompatible gaseous reactants separated when in a gas phase, wherein each of the one or more catalytically active zones may comprise a catalytic component retainer and a catalytic component retained within and/or thereon. Each of the catalytically active zones may additionally or alternatively comprise a liquid medium located on either side of the catalytic component retainer. Catalytic component may include a microbial cell culture located within and/or on the catalytic component retainer, a suspended catalytic component suspended in the liquid medium, or a combination thereof. Methods of using various embodiments of the bioreactor to produce a bioproduct, such as isobutanol, are also provided.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1372670
Assignee:
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY ARPA-E
Patent Number(s):
9,714,404
Application Number:
14/199,714
Contract Number:
AR0000056
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Mar 06
Research Org:
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, East Lansing, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

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