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PRODUCTION OF RENEWABLE FINE CHEMICALS AND LIQUID FUELS

United States Patent Application

20160272665
A1
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Described herein is a process for conversion and upgrading of biomass to products. The process involves converting the biomass to primary lignin-derivatives and primary cellulose/hemicellulose derivatives, catalytically treating the primary lignin-derivatives to produce secondary lignin-derived products, and treating the primary cellulose/hemicellulose- derivatives to produce secondary cellulose/hemicellulose-derived products.
Delgass, Nicholas William (West Lafayette, IN), Agrawal, Rakesh (West Lafayette, IN), Ribeiro, Fabio Henrique (West Lafayette, IN), Yohe, Sara Lynn (West Lafayette, IN), Degenstein, John Charles (West Lafayette, IN)
PURDUE RESEARCH FOUNDATION (West Lafayette IN)
15/ 032,529
October 27, 2014
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with government support under DGE-1333468 awarded by the National Science foundation, DE-FG36-08G018087 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy, DGE-0938033 awarded by the National Science Foundation, and DE-SC0000997 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.