NEW YORK, June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BNET) announced today that it was notified that its U.S. Patent application 11/592,513 entitled "Low Oxygen Biologically Mediated Nutrient Removal" has been approved. The patent application was made on November 6, 2006; upon publication and issuance, the patent will be officially granted and will remain in force until November 5, 2024. This new patent strengthens Bion's protection for the process's ability to convert and remove phosphorous. In addition the patent provides wider process configuration coverage, greatly enhancing the ability to provide flexible treatment systems to Bion's clients.
James Morris, Ph.D., P. E., Bion's Chief Technology Officer, stated, "This new patent describes the removal of phosphorus utilizing a new and unique process and system configuration. Bion now has in hand a very broad array of patents protecting variations and enhancements of the core Bion process. The Company's IP portfolio at present includes ten U.S. patents, as well as patents in Canada, New Zealand and Mexico, with an additional U.S. patent applied for and pending, along with patent applications under consideration for the European Union, Brazil, Argentina and Australia."
Bion's patents protect its 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. Bion systems provide effective environmental treatment at a substantially lower cost than conventional wastewater treatment plants that rely on expensive highly-oxygenated and chemical processes. Bion's environmental management system is the only technology able to provide a comprehensive solution to concentrated livestock waste, through simultaneous removal and stabilization of nutrients and reduction of air emission
|SOURCE Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc.|
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