Bion Announces New U.S. Patent Provides Stronger Coverage of Third-Gen Technology
NEW YORK, Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC QB: BNET), a developer of comprehensive livestock waste treatment technology that generates multiple new revenue streams while largely mitigating the environmental impacts of large-scale livestock production, announced that it has received a new U.S. patent that strengthens the coverage of its third generation (3G) technology platform.
Patent No. 10,793,458 was issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on October 6, 2020. The patent describes the formation of ammonium bicarbonate in Bion’s 3G system from the ammonia, carbon dioxide and water vapor contained in the waste stream, and the further crystallization of that ammonium bicarbonate. Essentially, the patent covers the production of concentrated ammonia (nitrogen) fertilizer products in crystal (solid) form, from a livestock waste stream. The patent significantly strengthens Bion’s IP position, not only by covering current methods, but also by laying a foundation for future development.
Bion’s patented 3G platform was developed to maximize coproduct values, including recovery and production of fertilizers that can be used in organic production. In May 2020, Bion obtained an OMRI Listing from the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) for the first of an intended product line of organic fertilizers that will include both concentrated dried solids and ammonia products that are generated from livestock waste. Bion’s 3G chemical-free non-synthetic technology will produce concentrated ammonia fertilizer products, either as a liquid or as an ammonium bicarbonate solid.
Bion anticipates that a solid ammonium bicarbonate product will maximize the environmental and economic opportunity for both organic farmers and Bion, since it provides readily-available nitrogen that lends itself to precision application; it can be cost effectively transported and stored; and it can be applied either as a side dressing or through an irrigation system, as it is easily water-soluble. Bion