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Title: Biomass pre-treatment for co-production of high-concentration C5- and C6-carbohydrates and their derivatives

Abstract

Described is a method of processing biomass to separate it into a liquid fraction enriched in solubilized C5-sugar-containing oligomers and C-5 sugar monomers and a solid fraction enriched in substantially insoluble cellulose and C6-sugar-containing oligomers. The method includes the steps of reacting biomass with a solvent system comprising water, at least one lactone, or at least one furan, or at least one cyclic ether, and at least one acid, for a time and at a temperature to yield the liquid and solid fractions. The liquid and solid fractions may then be separated. Gamma-valeroloactone is a preferred lactone for use in the solvent system. Tetrahydrofuran is a preferred furan species for use in the solvent system.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Madison, WI (United States) Glucan Biorenewables LLC, St. Louis, MO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1256009
Patent Number(s):
9,359,650
Application Number:
14/136,564
Assignee:
Glucan Biorenewables LLC (St. Louis, MO) CHO
DOE Contract Number:  
FC02-07ER64494
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Dec 20
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Dumesic, James A., Martin Alonso, David, and Luterbacher, Jeremy Scott. Biomass pre-treatment for co-production of high-concentration C5- and C6-carbohydrates and their derivatives. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Dumesic, James A., Martin Alonso, David, & Luterbacher, Jeremy Scott. Biomass pre-treatment for co-production of high-concentration C5- and C6-carbohydrates and their derivatives. United States.
Dumesic, James A., Martin Alonso, David, and Luterbacher, Jeremy Scott. Tue . "Biomass pre-treatment for co-production of high-concentration C5- and C6-carbohydrates and their derivatives". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1256009.
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abstractNote = {Described is a method of processing biomass to separate it into a liquid fraction enriched in solubilized C5-sugar-containing oligomers and C-5 sugar monomers and a solid fraction enriched in substantially insoluble cellulose and C6-sugar-containing oligomers. The method includes the steps of reacting biomass with a solvent system comprising water, at least one lactone, or at least one furan, or at least one cyclic ether, and at least one acid, for a time and at a temperature to yield the liquid and solid fractions. The liquid and solid fractions may then be separated. Gamma-valeroloactone is a preferred lactone for use in the solvent system. Tetrahydrofuran is a preferred furan species for use in the solvent system.},
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