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Ethanol production from lignocellulose

United States Patent Application

20030054500
A1
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This invention presents a method of improving enzymatic degradation of lignocellulose, as in the production of ethanol from lignocellulosic material, through the use of ultrasonic treatment. The invention shows that ultrasonic treatment reduces cellulase requirements by 1/3 to 1/2. With the cost of enzymes being a major problem in the cost-effective production of ethanol from lignocellulosic material, this invention presents a significant improvement over presently available methods.
Ingram, Lonnie O. (Gainesville, FL), Wood, Brent E. (Gainesville, FL)
The University of Florida Research Foundation
10/ 027,250
December 21, 2001
[0001] This invention was made, in part, with support by grants from the United States Department of Agriculture (95-37308-1843), the United States Department of Agriculture Cooperative Research Agreement (3620-41000-051-02S), the United States Department of Energy (DE-FG05-86ER13574) and the University of Florida. The government may have certain rights in the application.