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Method for Improving Yield of Cellulose Conversion Processes

United States Patent Application

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The present teachings provide methods of converting cellulosic materials to soluble sugars. Methods for increasing the yield of glucose from the enzymatic saccharification of cellulosic materials is also provided. The present teachings further provide methods of increasing the yield of cellobiose from the enzymatic saccharification of cellulosic materials.
Kelemen, Bradley (Palo Alto, CA), Larenas, Edmund A. (Moss Beach, CA), Mitchinson, Colin (Palo Alto, CA)
12/ 514,375
November 13, 2007
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT [0002] Portions of this work were funded by Subcontract No. ZCO-0-30017-01 with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory under Prime Contract No. DE-AC36-99GO10337 with the U.S. Department of Energy. Accordingly, the United States Government may have certain rights in this invention.