|ICM, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20130121891||SELECTED SOLIDS SEPARATION - A process is disclosed which includes separating selected solids from a process stream with a selected solids mechanical processor containing a filter to produce a filtrate substantially free of selected solids and a retentate containing recovered selected solids. In one embodiment, the process stream contains an increased amount of liquid is provided to a downstream mechanical processor as compared to a process stream having no selected solids mechanical processor upstream. The selected solids mechanical processor can be a dynamic filtration device or a static separation device. Bio-oil recovery efficiency, quantity, and quality can be improved as a result.||05-16-2013|
|20110283602||BIO-OIL RECOVERY SYSTEMS AND METHODS - An emulsion-breaking additive is combined with an emulsion concentrate to yield a reaction product and the emulsion concentrate is produced in a process stream and contains entrapped bio-oil. Subsequent phase separating can be accomplished with gravity separation and/or mechanical processing. The emulsion-breaking additive can be native to the process stream. Related systems and methods are also provided.||11-24-2011|
|20110265373||ROTARY TORREFACTION REACTOR - A device includes a rotary drum and a fluid conduit. The rotary drum has a horizontal rotation axis and the drum has a sealed inlet end and a sealed outlet end. The drum is configured to receive biomass proximate the inlet end and has a discharge port proximate an outlet end. The fluid conduit is disposed along an inner surface of the drum. The fluid conduit is configured to carry heated fluid and has a coupling external to the drum.||11-03-2011|
|20090311397||PROCESS FOR EDIBLE PROTEIN EXTRACTION FROM CORN GERM - A process for extraction of edible protein from corn germ. The process includes providing a defatted corn germ with a fat concentration of less than about 5% by weight, milling the corn germ to a granulation of less than about 100 US mesh at less than 180° F., preparing a slurry from the milled corn germ, extracting a edible protein solution from the slurry, recovering the edible protein by precipitating agents (ethanol, acids), and drying the edible protein. The resulting food is 80% to 90% protein.||12-17-2009|
|20090269817||PRETREATMENT OF GRAIN SLURRY WITH ALPHA-AMYLASE AND A HEMICELLULASE BLEND PRIOR TO LIQUEFACTION - A method of preparing a low viscosity slurry that includes grinding a small grain to produce a flour. The flour is mixed with water to form a slurry. An alpha-amylase enzyme and a hemicellulase blend enzyme are mixed into the slurry and allowed to convert the slurry into a mash. A saccharifying enzyme is mixed into the mash. It is possible to use coarse grains such as grain sorghum and maize in conjunction with the small grains.||10-29-2009|
Patent applications by ICM, Inc.