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Hydroxide catalysts for lignin depolymerization

United States Patent

9,790,249
October 17, 2017
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Hydroxide Catalysts for Lignin Depolymerization
Solid base catalysts and their use for the base-catalyzed depolymerization (BCD) of lignin to compounds such as aromatics are presented herein. Exemplary catalysts include layered double hydroxides (LDHs) as recyclable, heterogeneous catalysts for BCD of lignin.
Beckham; Gregg T (Denver, CO), Biddy; Mary J. (Westminster, CO), Kruger; Jacob S. (Golden, CO), Chmely; Stephen C. (Golden, CO), Sturgeon; Matthew (Arvada, CO)
Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO)
14/ 817,920
20160052949
August 4, 2015
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.