U.S. Forest Service (FS) - Forest Products Laboratory (FPL)

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FLC Region

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Address

201 14th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20250
United States

Laboratory Representative

(P)

703-605-5280

Description

Listed below is a list of patent applications filed or patent technologies invented by USDA Forest Service employees.  All listed technologies are available for licensing or further development under Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs).  The USDA Forest Service also has an extension Fungal Collective located in Madison, Wisconsin that contains material available for research and/or commercialization.  The technologies below also provide a listing of the USDA Forest Service, Research & Development research capabilities and facilities available for research partnerships.

Mission

The mission of USDA Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.

Partnerships:

Partnerships are a critical component of the USDA Forest Services ability to meet its mission.  Please visit https://www.fs.fed.us/

 
Facilities:

1.    The Centennial Research Facility (CRF), the newest addition to the FPL campus, provides 90,000 square foot of combined research facility that consolidates research activities, allowing for maximum collaboration between scientists and with outside partners. The facility opened June 6, 2010 for the FPL's 100th Anniversary. The CRF houses state-of-the art equipment and laboratories in four major areas of research:

•    Wood Preservation
•    Durability
•    Engineering Mechanics
•    Composite Sciences

2.    The Analytical Chemistry and Microscopy Laboratory (ACML) provides high-quality analytical support and technical consultation to researchers with the use of specialized equipment and capabilities.

3.    The Fire Test Lab is key to developing safe, durable building products; it is equipped to perform standardized tests for flame retardancy and fire resistance.

4.    The Pulp and Paper Pilot Plant contains a state-of-the-art recycling plant with processes and equipment similar to those found in mills today. The 45,000 square foot facility has the capacity to recycle five dry metric tons of paper per day. The paper recycling pilot plant includes high-consistency pulping, pressure screening, centri-cleaning, flotation, washing/dewatering, and clarification by dissolved air flotation. The plant is configured in a closed-loop operation. Clarified process water can be recycled upstream for use in the pulping of additional batches and also as dilution water for the cleaning and screening stages. Typical yield is 70 percent.
 

Tech Areas

Available Technologies
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CAPILLARY PHOTOELECTRODE STRUCTURES FOR PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL AND PHOTOCATALYTIC CELLS
Co-fermentation of Glucose, Xylose and/or Cellobiose by Yeast
Composites Containing Cellulosic Pulp Fibers and Methods of Making and Using the Same
Cut-fold Shape Technology for Engineered Molded Fiber Boards
Device and Method for Measuring the Rheological Properties of a Yield Stress Fluid
Disruption of the Cytochrome C Gene in Xylose-fermenting Yeast
Localized Notch Reinforcement for Wooden Beams
Metal Compounds to Eliminate Nonproductive Enzyme Adsorption and Enhance Enzymatic Saccharification of Lignocellulose
METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MONITORING WATERBED ENVIRONMENT USING TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENTS
Method and Apparatus for On-line Monitoring of Log Sawing

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