Patent Number: 8,574,889

Title: Method for processing biological material

Abstract: The invention provides a process for producing ammonia or ammonium from an organic material, the method by contacting the organic material with at least one hydrolytic enzyme, in a medium, to produce a medium including hydrolyzed or partially hydrolyzed organic material suitable for microbial fermentation. The hydrolyzed or partially hydrolyzed medium with organic material is then fermented in the presence of at least one microorganism capable of ammonification, wherein the fermenting is under conditions, and for a sufficient period of time, to produce a fermentation product that comprises ammonia or ammonium. The organic material includes nitrogenous compounds suitable for conversion to ammonia or ammonium.

Inventors: Latvala; Veikko (Vahto, FI), Ketola; Ari (Espoo, FI), Oskanen; Ilona (Helsinki, FI), Koskenniemi; Kerttu (Helsinki, FI), Laaksonen; Maiju (Helsinki, FI), Lensu; Elisa (Espoo, FI)

Assignee: Ductor Oy

International Classification: C12N 1/20 (20060101); C12P 3/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017