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MULTIPRODUCT BIOREFINERY FOR SYNTHESIS OF FUEL COMPONENTS AND CHEMICALS FROM LIGNOCELLULOSICS VIA LEVULINATE CONDENSATIONS

United States Patent Application

20120283493
A1
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An integrated method for production of fuels, fuel additives, or chemicals in a biorefinery by the conversion of cellulosic materials is disclosed herein. The method is based on converting a source of C6 sugar into a mixture of hydrotreated compounds. Embodiments of the method can be highly integrated, with reagents for particular steps being provided by other steps of the process.
Olson, Edwin S. (Grand Forks, ND), Heide, Carsten (Grand Forks, ND)
13/ 413,881
March 7, 2012
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with government support under the Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FG36-08GO88054 entitled "EERC Center for Biomass Utilization 2009," awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.