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Title: Process for the treatment of lignocellulosic biomass

Abstract

A process for the treatment of biomass to render structural carbohydrates more accessible and/or digestible using concentrated ammonium hydroxide with or without anhydrous ammonia addition, is described. The process preferably uses steam to strip ammonia from the biomass for recycling. The process yields of monosaccharides from the structural carbohydrates are good, particularly as measured by the enzymatic hydrolysis of the structural carbohydrates. The monosaccharides are used as animal feeds and energy sources for ethanol production.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
DOESC (USDOE Office of Science (SC) (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1083057
Patent Number(s):
8,394,611
Application Number:
12/226,763
Assignee:
Board of Trustees of Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
DOE Contract Number:  
XCO-3-33033-01
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Dale, Bruce E., Lynd, Lee R., and Laser, Mark. Process for the treatment of lignocellulosic biomass. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Dale, Bruce E., Lynd, Lee R., & Laser, Mark. Process for the treatment of lignocellulosic biomass. United States.
Dale, Bruce E., Lynd, Lee R., and Laser, Mark. Tue . "Process for the treatment of lignocellulosic biomass". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1083057.
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abstractNote = {A process for the treatment of biomass to render structural carbohydrates more accessible and/or digestible using concentrated ammonium hydroxide with or without anhydrous ammonia addition, is described. The process preferably uses steam to strip ammonia from the biomass for recycling. The process yields of monosaccharides from the structural carbohydrates are good, particularly as measured by the enzymatic hydrolysis of the structural carbohydrates. The monosaccharides are used as animal feeds and energy sources for ethanol production.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2013},
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