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SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENHANCING MICROBIAL CONVERSION OF BIOMASS USING MECHANICAL AUGMENTATION

United States Patent Application

20160168596
A1
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A system and method for converting biomass with no chemical pretreatment is disclosed. Combination of a microbial system and the use of mechanical disruption during fermentation may help achieve high conversion rate without the extra cost and undesirable by-products typically associated with the pretreatment process.
Lynd, Lee R. (Meriden, NH), Paye, Julie M.D. (Randolph Center, VT), Balch, Michael (Etna, NH)
14/ 968,765
December 14, 2015
U.S. GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with Government support under Grant No. DE-AC05-00OR22725, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.