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Enzymes for improved biomass conversion

United States Patent

February 2, 2016
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A Single Multi-Functional Enzyme for Efficient Biomass Conversion
Disclosed herein are enzymes and combinations of the enzymes useful for the hydrolysis of cellulose and the conversion of biomass. Methods of degrading cellulose and biomass using enzymes and cocktails of enzymes are also disclosed.
Brunecky; Roman (Arvada, CO), Himmel; Michael E. (Littleton, CO)
Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO)
13/ 941,754
July 15, 2013
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 between the United States Department of Energy and Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, the Manager and Operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.