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SUGAR EXTRACTION AND IONIC LIQUID RECYCLING USING ALKALINE SOLUTIONS

United States Patent Application

20150122246
A1
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The present invention provides a method for obtaining a monosaccharide from a lignocellulosic material in a form suitable for use as a carbon source in a reaction. In some embodiments, the monosaccharide is in a form suitable for use in a fermentation reaction, e.g., to produce an alcohol such as ethanol.
Sun, Ning (Albany, CA), Holmes, Bradley M. (Oakland, CA), Tran, Kim (Oakland, CA), George, Anthe (Berkeley, CA), Simmons, Blake (San Francisco, CA)
14/ 398,432
May 2, 2013
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT [0002] The invention described and claimed herein was made utilizing funds supplied by the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231. The government has certain rights in this invention.