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Title:
PROCESSES FOR PRODUCING NANOCELLULOSE, AND NANOCELLULOSE COMPOSITIONS PRODUCED THEREFROM
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2017/058980
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
Various processes are disclosed for producing nanocellulose materials following steam extraction or hot-water digestion of biomass. Processes are also disclosed for producing nanocellulose materials from a wide variety of starting pulps or pretreated biomass feedstocks. The nanocellulose materials may be used as rheology modifiers in many applications. Water-based and oil-based drilling fluid formulations and additives are provided. Also, water-based and oil-based hydraulic fracturing fluid formulations and additives are provided. In other embodiments, polymer-nanocellulose composites are provided.

Inventors:
NELSON, Kimberly (213 Locust St. NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30317, US)
RETSINA, Theodora (836 Penn Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia, 30308, US)
Application Number:
US2016/054284
Publication Date:
July 20, 2017
Filing Date:
September 29, 2016
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Assignee:
API INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY HOLDINGS, LLC (Attn: Ryan O'Connor, CIPO750 Piedmont Ave. N, Atlanta Georgia, 30308, US)
International Classes:
D21C3/00; B82Y40/00; C08B1/02; C08B1/06; C09K8/10; C09K8/62; D01F2/02; D21C3/04; D21C5/00; D21C9/00; D21C9/10
Domestic Patent References:
WO2013121086A12013-08-22
Foreign References:
US20140154757A12014-06-05
RU2550397C12015-05-10
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
O'CONNOR, Ryan (750 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30308, US)
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