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Title: Photoconversion of organic materials into single-cell protein

Abstract

A process is described for converting organic materials (such as biomass wastes) into sterile, high-grade bacterial protein suitable for use an animal feed or human food supplements. In a preferred embodiment the process involves thermally gasifying the organic material into primarily carbon monoxide, hydrogen and nitrogen products, followed by photosynthetic bacterial assimilation of the gases into cell material, which can be as high as 65% protein. The process is ideally suited for waste recycling and for food production under zero-gravity or extra-terrestrial conditions.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (13130 W. 66th Pl., Golden, CO 80401)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
MIDWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
OSTI Identifier:
873550
Patent Number(s):
6187565
Assignee:
Weaver, Paul F. (13130 W. 66th Pl., Golden, CO 80401) NREL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-83CH10093
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
photoconversion; organic; materials; single-cell; protein; process; described; converting; biomass; wastes; sterile; high-grade; bacterial; suitable; animal; feed; human; food; supplements; preferred; embodiment; involves; thermally; gasifying; material; primarily; carbon; monoxide; hydrogen; nitrogen; products; followed; photosynthetic; assimilation; gases; cell; 65; ideally; suited; waste; recycling; production; zero-gravity; extra-terrestrial; conditions; process involves; organic materials; carbon monoxide; preferred embodiment; organic material; biomass wastes; animal feed; photosynthetic bacteria; cell material; ideally suited; converting organic; primarily carbon; /435/

Citation Formats

Weaver, Paul F. Photoconversion of organic materials into single-cell protein. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Weaver, Paul F. Photoconversion of organic materials into single-cell protein. United States.
Weaver, Paul F. Mon . "Photoconversion of organic materials into single-cell protein". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873550.
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abstractNote = {A process is described for converting organic materials (such as biomass wastes) into sterile, high-grade bacterial protein suitable for use an animal feed or human food supplements. In a preferred embodiment the process involves thermally gasifying the organic material into primarily carbon monoxide, hydrogen and nitrogen products, followed by photosynthetic bacterial assimilation of the gases into cell material, which can be as high as 65% protein. The process is ideally suited for waste recycling and for food production under zero-gravity or extra-terrestrial conditions.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2001},
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