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Consolidated bioprocessing method using thermophilic microorganisms

United States Patent

February 2, 2016
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The present invention is directed to a method of converting biomass to biofuel, and particularly to a consolidated bioprocessing method using a co-culture of thermophilic and extremely thermophilic microorganisms which collectively can ferment the hexose and pentose sugars produced by degradation of cellulose and hemicelluloses at high substrate conversion rates. A culture medium therefor is also provided as well as use of the methods to produce and recover cellulosic ethanol.
Mielenz; Jonathan Richard (Rockwood, TN)
13/ 762,619
February 8, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made with government support under DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this disclosure.