Pellet Technology USA (PTUSA) announced that the U.S. Patent Office has awarded it a patent that covers the process of using agriculture residue biomass to produce feed for the livestock industry.
The patent, No. 8,551,549 is for a process to create feed pellets from agricultural residues such as corn stover (the stalks, leaves and cobs of corn) or wheat straw.
"This latest patent is an integrated platform in connection with our technology that allows agricultural residue to be developed into a nutritious feed source for the livestock industry," Russ Zeeck, PTUSA founder and chief operating officer, said.
The patent covers one of the technologies in PTUSA's process for creating feed pellets from agricultural residue. It further covers the harvesting, baling, shredding, grinding and processing components. This patent allows PTUSA to distinguish itself from other residue treatments due to the specific manufacturing requirements necessary to produce a consistent finished feed.