The CES OxyNol process is a unique and proprietary technology that converts municipal solid waste and sewage sludge into ethanol.
Masada's principals have invested $55 million in technology development, and the company has secured 9 domestic and 60 international patents for its core CES OxyNol process.
Masada has been granted U.S. Patent Nos. 5,407,817; 5,571,703; 5,779,164; 5,975,439 and 6,267,309 for the ethanol production portion of the CES OxyNol process; 5,506,123 for lactic acid production; and 5,968,362; 6,391,204 and 6,419,828 for the separation of acid from sugar with an anionic exchange resin process.
After being granted its U.S. patents, Masada pursued and achieved broad international coverage. Controlled Environmental Systems Corporation, Masada’s technology affiliate, is the entity that filed for foreign patent protection, as depicted and summarized below:
Patent Cooperation Treaty and African Organization of Intellectual Property
Argentina, Australia, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Vietnam.
African Regional Industrial Property Organization (AP 1129)
Ghana, Gambia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
Eurasia Patent Convention (002308)
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan.
European Patent Office (0 795 022B1)
Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Denmark, Spain, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, and United Kingdom.