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Pretreated densified biomass products

United States Patent

March 18, 2014
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A product comprising at least one densified biomass particulate of a given mass having no added binder and comprised of a plurality of lignin-coated plant biomass fibers is provided, wherein the at least one densified biomass particulate has an intrinsic density substantially equivalent to a binder-containing densified biomass particulate of the same given mass and h a substantially smooth, non-flakey outer surface. Methods for using and making the product are also described.
Dale; Bruce E. (Mason, MI), Ritchie; Bryan (Okemos, MI), Marshall; Derek (East Lansing, MI)
Board of Trustees of Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
13/ 202,011
August 24, 2010
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with Government support under DE-FG36-08-GO88073 and DE-FC02-07ER64494 by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.