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Multi-Chamber Pretreatment Reactor for High Throughput Screening of Biomass

United States Patent Application

20100105570
A1
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High-Speed Biomass Recalcitrance Pipeline Speeds Up Bio-Mass Analysis
The disclosure provides reactors for rapid pretreatment of multiple biomass samples in a simple, process-driven, high throughput screening assay. This disclosure also provides methods and systems for rapid, high-throughput pretreatment and subsequent enzyme hydrolysis testing of multiple biomass samples.
Studer, Michael H. (Riverside, CA), Wyman, Charles E. (Riverside, CA), Tucker, Melvin P. (Golden, CO), Selig, Michael J. (Golden, CO), Brunecky, Roman (Golden, CO), Himmel, Michael E. (Golden, CO), Decker, Stephen R. (Golden, CO)
ALLIANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY, LLC (Golden CO), THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (Oakland CA)
12/ 576,993
October 9, 2009
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN [0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC36-08G028308 between the United States Department of Energy and the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, manager and operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.