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Enzyme and methodology for the treatment of a biomass

United States Patent

June 1, 2010
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An enzyme isolated from an extremophilic microbe, and a method for utilizing same is described, and wherein the enzyme displays optimum enzymatic activity at a temperature of greater than about C., and a pH of less than about 2, and further may be useful in methodology including pretreatment of a biomass so as to facilitate the production of an end product.
Thompson; Vicki S. (Idaho Falls, ID), Thompson; David N. (Idaho Falls, ID), Schaller; Kastli D. (Ammon, ID), Apel; William A. (Jackson, WY)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
11/ 266,063
November 2, 2005
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC07-05ID14517 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.