BioNitrogen receives approval of urea technology patent

20 September 2013 19:48  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--BioNitrogen has received approval from the US Patent and Trademark Office for its patent for biomass-to-urea technology, the US-based fertilizer company said on Friday.

BioNitrogen produces the urea from biomass through gasification and catalytic conversion.

Currently BioNitrogen is finishing the design phase for its project, Plant FL I, and anticipates that construction will begin before the end of 2013. The proposed 200,000 square foot plant is initially anticipated to produce 15 tons/hour (14 tonnes/hour) of urea.  

Once operational in early 2014, officials have said the facility’s output will result in approximately 179,400 tons/year of urea.

BioNitrogen has also announced intentions to build up to five similar plants in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana.


By: Mark Milam



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