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Methods of hydrolyzing pretreated densified biomass particulates and systems related thereto

United States Patent

February 3, 2015
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A method is provided in which pretreated and densified cellulosic biomass particulates can be hydrolyzed at a high solids loading rate as compared with the solids loading rate of loose hydrolysable cellulosic biomass fibers. The resulting high concentration sugar-containing stream can be easily converted to biofuels or an entire suite of other useful bioproducts.
Bals; Bryan (East Lansing, MI), Teymouri; Farzaneh (Okemos, MI), Campbell; Tim (East Lansing, MI), Dale; Bruce (Mason, MI)
The Michigan Biotechnology Institute (Lansing, MI), Board of Trustees of Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
13/ 458,830
April 27, 2012
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under DE-FG36-08-GO88073 and DE-FC02-07ER64494 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.