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TEMPERING OF CELLULOSIC BIOMASS

United States Patent Application

20120058523
A1
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The present invention is directed to improved systems and methods for reducing costs and increasing yields of cellulosic ethanol. In particular, the present invention provides plants genetically transformed for increased biomass, expression of lignocellulolytic enzyme polypeptides, and/or simplification of harvesting and downstream processing. Also provided are methods for processing biomass from these transgenic plants that involve less severe and/or less expensive pre-treatment protocols that are typically employed. Such methods allow, among other things, reduced costs associated with externally applied lignocellulolytic enzyme polypeptides.
Pappan, Kirk (Abilene, KS), Corridor, Deisy (Manhattan, KS), Nair, Ramesh (Manhattan, KS), Blaylock, Michael (Purcellville, VA), Chumley, Forrest (Manhattan, KS), Lee, David (Washington, DC), Ferguson, Bruce (Great Falls, VA)
EDENSPACE SYSTEMS CORPORATION (Manhattan KS)
13/ 201,846
February 17, 2010
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with U.S. government support under the United States Department of Agriculture and Department of Energy Biomass Grant No. DE-PS36-06GO96002F. The government of the United States of America has certain rights in the invention.