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METHODS FOR CONVERSION OF FOOD WASTE TO CHEMICAL PRODUCTS

United States Patent Application

20160355849
A1
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Aspects of the invention relate to methods for producing lactic acid from organic waste, comprising contacting organic waste with a microbial community to form a fermentation mixture, and fermenting the fermentation mixture under controlled pH and temperature conditions for a time sufficient to produce lactic acid.
Stephanopoulos, Gregory (Winchester, MA), Currie, Devin Hedley (Somerville, MA), Fortnam, Kristen Jean (Somerville, MA)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge MA)
15/ 142,877
April 29, 2016
GOVERNMENT INTEREST [0002] This invention was made with Government support under Grant No. DE-AR0000433 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.