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DENSIFIED BIOMASS PRODUCTS CONTAINING PRETREATED BIOMASS FIBERS

United States Patent Application

20130247456
A1
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A product is provided comprising at least one densified biomass particulate having a substantially smooth, non-flakey outer surface and containing no added binder, wherein said densified biomass particulate is comprised of a plurality of pretreated lignin-coated plant biomass fibers which contain a trace amount of base from pretreatment of said fibers. Methods for using and making the product are also described.
DALE, BRUCE E. (Mason, MI), Ritchie, Bryan (Okemos, MI), Marshall, Derek (East Lansing, MI)
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY (East Lansing MI)
13/ 835,382
March 15, 2013
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with Government support by the US Department of Energy Sungrant Research Project Award No. DE-FG36-08-G088073. The Government has certain rights in the invention.