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Title: Methods of producing compounds from plant material

Abstract

The invention includes methods of processing plant material by adding water to form a mixture, heating the mixture, and separating a liquid component from a solid-comprising component. At least one of the liquid component and the solid-comprising component undergoes additional processing. Processing of the solid-comprising component produces oils, and processing of the liquid component produces one or more of glycerol, ethylene glycol, lactic acid and propylene glycol. The invention includes a process of forming glycerol, ethylene glycol, lactic acid and propylene glycol from plant matter by adding water, heating and filtering the plant matter. The filtrate containing starch, starch fragments, hemicellulose and fragments of hemicellulose is treated to form linear poly-alcohols which are then cleaved to produce one or more of glycerol, ethylene glycol, lactic acid and propylene glycol. The invention also includes a method of producing free and/or complexed sterols and stanols from plant material.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Archer Daniels Midland Company, Decatur, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1175604
Patent Number(s):
6,982,328
Application Number:
10/379,299
Assignee:
Archer Daniels Midland Company (Decatur, IL) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-00GO10596
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Werpy, Todd A., Schmidt, Andrew J., Frye, Jr., John G., Zacher, Alan H., Franz, James A., Alnajjar, Mikhail S., Neuenschwander, Gary G., Alderson, Eric V., Orth, Rick J., Abbas, Charles A., Beery, Kyle E., Rammelsberg, Anne M., and Kim, Catherine J.. Methods of producing compounds from plant material. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Werpy, Todd A., Schmidt, Andrew J., Frye, Jr., John G., Zacher, Alan H., Franz, James A., Alnajjar, Mikhail S., Neuenschwander, Gary G., Alderson, Eric V., Orth, Rick J., Abbas, Charles A., Beery, Kyle E., Rammelsberg, Anne M., & Kim, Catherine J.. Methods of producing compounds from plant material. United States.
Werpy, Todd A., Schmidt, Andrew J., Frye, Jr., John G., Zacher, Alan H., Franz, James A., Alnajjar, Mikhail S., Neuenschwander, Gary G., Alderson, Eric V., Orth, Rick J., Abbas, Charles A., Beery, Kyle E., Rammelsberg, Anne M., and Kim, Catherine J.. Tue . "Methods of producing compounds from plant material". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1175604.
@article{osti_1175604,
title = {Methods of producing compounds from plant material},
author = {Werpy, Todd A. and Schmidt, Andrew J. and Frye, Jr., John G. and Zacher, Alan H. and Franz, James A. and Alnajjar, Mikhail S. and Neuenschwander, Gary G. and Alderson, Eric V. and Orth, Rick J. and Abbas, Charles A. and Beery, Kyle E. and Rammelsberg, Anne M. and Kim, Catherine J.},
abstractNote = {The invention includes methods of processing plant material by adding water to form a mixture, heating the mixture, and separating a liquid component from a solid-comprising component. At least one of the liquid component and the solid-comprising component undergoes additional processing. Processing of the solid-comprising component produces oils, and processing of the liquid component produces one or more of glycerol, ethylene glycol, lactic acid and propylene glycol. The invention includes a process of forming glycerol, ethylene glycol, lactic acid and propylene glycol from plant matter by adding water, heating and filtering the plant matter. The filtrate containing starch, starch fragments, hemicellulose and fragments of hemicellulose is treated to form linear poly-alcohols which are then cleaved to produce one or more of glycerol, ethylene glycol, lactic acid and propylene glycol. The invention also includes a method of producing free and/or complexed sterols and stanols from plant material.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jan 03 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Tue Jan 03 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}

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