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.
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.