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Methods for producing extracted and digested products from pretreated lignocellulosic biomass

United States Patent

9,650,657
May 16, 2017
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Methods for producing extracted and digested products from pretreated lignocellulosic biomass are provided. The methods include converting native cellulose I.sub..beta. to cellulose III.sub.I by pretreating the lignocellulosic biomass with liquid ammonia under certain conditions, and performing extracting or digesting steps on the pretreated/converted lignocellulosic biomass.
Chundawat; Shishir (Madison, WI), Sousa; Leonardo Da Costa (Lansing, MI), Cheh; Albert M. (Bethesda, MD), Balan; Venkatesh (East Lansing, MI), Dale; Bruce (Mason, MI)
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY (East Lansing, MI)
13/ 642,052
April 19, 2011
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under DE-FC02-07ER64494 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.