Bion receives approval of new U.S. patent
August 14, 2008 by Bion Environmental Technologies
August 11, 2008, New York – Bion
Environmental Technologies, Inc. recently announced its newest patent,
covering the company’s phosphorous removal process, has been approved.
August 11, 2008, New York – Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. recently announced its newest patent, covering the company’s phosphorous removal process, has been approved.
The patent, entitled Low Oxygen Biologically Mediated Nutrient Removal, specifically protects the process’s unique ability to convert and remove phosphorus from the waste stream. Bion’s technology employs a nutrient removal process driven by the system’s active biology that utilizes and metabolizes the waste stream to convert potential pollutants to benign forms that can then be removed from the effluent discharge stream.
Bion currently holds nine U.S. patents, as well as patents in Canada, New Zealand and Mexico. Two additional U.S. patents are applied for and pending, and patent applications are under consideration for the European Union, Brazil, Argentina and Australia. These patents protect the company’s proprietary technology that uses biological, chemical and mechanical processes to remove nutrients and other harmful substances, as well as extract renewable energy, from high-volume concentrated livestock waste streams.
Upon publication and issuance, Bion’s newest patent will be officially granted and will remain in force until December 26, 2021.