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HYDROXIDE CATALYSTS FOR LIGNIN DEPOLYMERIZATION

United States Patent Application

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20140107381
9,631,146
A1
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Solid base catalysts and their use for the base-catalyzed depolymerization (BCD) of lignin to compounds such as aromatics are presented herein. Exemplary catalysts include layered double hydroxides (LDHs) as recyclable, heterogeneous catalysts for BCD of lignin.
BECKHAM, Gregg T. (Denver, CO), BIDDY, Mary J. (Westminster, CO), CHMELY, Stephen C. (Golden, CO), STURGEON, Matthew (Arvada, CO)
Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden CO)
14/ 047,905
October 7, 2013
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN [0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 between the United States Department of Energy and Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, the Manager and Operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.