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


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201 14th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20250
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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.


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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.

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Method and Apparatus for On-line Monitoring of Log Sawing
Method and Apparatus for On-line Monitoring of Log Sawing
Method and Apparatus to Protect Synthesis Gas via Flash Pyrolysis and Gasification in a Molten Liquid
Method for characterizing the density and cross-section morphology of trees
Method for Producing Pulp
Method for the Production of Xylobiose and Other Defined Xylooligosaccharides
Method for Treating Lignocellulosic Materials
Method of Forming a Cellulose Nanocrystalline Film
Method of Making Medium Density Fiberboard
Methods and Compositions for Cellulose Epoxide Composites


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Fire Test Lab
Nanocellulose Pilot Plant

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