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Bioenergy 2019/ key applicants

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The present review includes statistical information on the major applicants, who registered patent applications in patent offices around the world in 2019 in the field bioenergy, including biogas, cellulosic ethanol, syngas, as well as other similar energy products. 1076 inventions from 30 patent offices, prepared by 523 applicants from 30 countries of the world were selected for the present review that were found in the result of a deliberate search and processed on the date of this publication.
The most productive applicant in 2019 in the field under consideration was Xyleco Inc. from the US, who registered 87 patent applications. The top four also included company from the Netherlands (DSM IP Assets B.V.), Denmark (Haldor Topsoe A/S) and Finland (Neste Oyj). In addition to the representatives of the US, Netherlands, Denmark and Finland, the list of top 10 applicants also included companies and organizations from France, Germany and Australia.

Top 10 applicants by the number of patent applications filed in 2019

StatusCountryNameAverage ratingTotal 2019
CompanyUSXyleco Inc.1687
CompanyDKHaldor Topsoe A/S1229
CompanyNLDSM IP Assets B.V.1227
CompanyFINeste Oyj11.326
CompanyFRArkema S.A.8.618
CompanyNLPaques BV7.517
OrganizationFRCommissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives10.515
CompanyDEThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG11.813
CompanyDEBASF, SE9.812
OrganizationAUCommonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO)11.612

Source: Advanced Energy Technologies

The majority of the applicants mentioned in documents prepared their patent solutions in the form of various methods. Arkema S.A., BASF, SE and DSM IP Assets B.V. proposed novel compositions to the greatest extent. Paques BV offered only new devices.
Xyleco Inc. and Neste Oyj applied for patents in 10 foreign patent offices, Arkema S.A., BASF, SE and Paques BV – in 8.

Distribution of patent applications by patent offices around the world among the top 10 applicants

Source: Advanced Energy Technologies

CIPO (CA) - Canadian Intellectual Property Office; CNIPA (CN) - National Intellectual Property Administration; DPMA (DE) - German Patent and Trade Mark Office; EPO - European Patent Organization; IMPI (MX) - Mexican Institute of Industrial Property; INAPI (CL) - National Institute of Industrial Property (Chile); INNORPI (TN) - National Institute for Standardization and Industrial; INPI (AR) - National Institute of Industrial Property (Argentina); INPI (BR) - National Institute of Industrial Property (Brazil); IP Australia (AU) - IP Australia; IPOS (SG) - Intellectual Property Office of Singapore; JPO (JP) - Industrial Property Office (Japan); KIPO (KR) - Korean Intellectual Property Office; Rospatent (RU) - Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Russia); TIPO (TW) - Taiwan Intellectual Property Office; USPTO (US) - United States Patent and Trademark Office; WIPO - World Intellectual Property Organization

When considering the list of technology processes of bioenergy production each of the applicants had their own preferences in their inventions.
Neste Oyj, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and Haldor Topsoe A/S, to a substantial degree, were focused on Finishing treatment.
DSM IP Assets B.V., Xyleco Inc. and ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG prevailed in the field of Pre-treatment of feedstock. BASF, SE was more focused on Additional equipment.

Technological interests of the top 10 applicants

Source: Advanced Energy Technologies

AES - Additional equipment, substances; CD - Methods of control and diagnostics; COS - Chemistry and other substances; CS - Capture and separation; CUW - Capture, utilization of solid, liquid and gaseous wastes; FT - Finishing treatment; PP - Primary processing; PTF - Pre-treatment of feedstock; SE - Secondary equipment

The inventors of the applicants mentioned above aimed to resolve a broad spectrum of technological and ecological problems in their patent applications, which makes it difficult to identify their principal interests.

Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives emphasized the "Low efficiency of main processes" problem in nearly half of its applications; Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) turned to the "High OPEX / Utilization" most of all; Xyleco Inc. above all were concerned with the solution of problems related to High OPEX / Repair and replacement and "Low efficiency of main processes".

According to our calculations, the highest bibliography rating was gained by, among others, the following patent applications:

- 生物质的处理 (Biomass treatment) / A: CN109402192A / IPC: C12P19/02, B01J19/08, C10L1/02, C12P19/14, G21K5/04, G21K5/10, H01J5/18, H01J7/26, H01J33/04, H01J37/317 / Peters Anthony, Medoff Marshall, Masterman Thomas Craig, Paradis Robert, IP Kenny Kin-Chui / Xyleco Inc / Appl. date: 10.10.2013; Publ. date: 01.03.2019. Technology categories: AL, CE / Technology elements: PTF, SE / Problems: HCG, LEMP / Technical solution types: C, D, M / Claims: 24 / Rate: 20;

- Processing materials / A: AU2019201804A1 / IPC: A23L3/26, B65G17/30, B65G27/00, C12P7/10, G01T7/08 / Medoff Marshall, Masterman Thomas, Paradis Robert / Xyleco Inc / Appl. date: 15.03.2019; Publ. date: 04.04.2019. Technology categories: AL, CE / Technology elements: PTF, SE / Problems: HCG, LEMP / Technical solution types: M / Claims: 52 / Rate: 19;

- Processing biomass and petroleum containing materials / A: US20190091650A1 / IPC: B01J19/08, C08B1/00, C10G3/00, C10G11/00, C10G15/10, C10G47/00, C10L1/02, C10L1/04, C12P5/00, C12P5/02, C12P7/02, C12P7/04, C12P7/10, C12P7/14, C12P7/16, C12P19/02, C12P19/14, H01M8/1007, H01M8/1011, H01M8/16, H01M8/22 / Medoff Marshall / Xyleco Inc / Appl. date: 07.08.2018; Publ. date: 28.03.2019. Technology categories: OU / Technology elements: PP, PTF / Problems: LEMP, LEVF / Technical solution types: M / Claims: 24 / Rate: 19

In the group of patent documents that were not included in the previously formed patent families (single applications) and having at the same time a sufficiently high bibliographic rating prevailed:

- Processes and systems for reforming of methane and light hydrocarbons to liquid hydrocarbon fuels / A: US20190144765A1 / IPC: C10G50/00, B01D3/14, C07C1/04, C07C1/12, C07C5/13, C07C9/04, C10G47/32, C10L3/08 / Marker Terry, Linck Martin B, Wangerow Jim, Ortiz-Toral Pedro / Gas Technology Institute / Appl. date: 15.11.2017; Publ. date: 16.05.2019. Technology categories: BFT / Technology elements: PP, SE / Problems: HCE, HOP, HOU, LEMP / Technical solution types: D, M / Claims: 20/ Rate: 16;

- Processing biomass / A: US20190316161A1 / IPC: C12P19/14, B01J19/08, B29B9/12, B29C48/395, C08B1/00, C12P7/08, C12P19/02 / Medoff Marshall / Xyleco Inc / Appl. date: 03.06.2019; Publ. date: 17.10.2019. Technology categories: CE, GF / Technology elements: PTF / Problems: UP / Technical solution types: M / Claims: 14/ Rate: 14.

More detailed information on the methodology as well as on the results of patent researches in the most important fields of contemporary energy industry can be found at Advanced Energy Technologies.