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Title: Biomass shock pretreatment

Methods and apparatus for treating biomass that may include introducing a biomass to a chamber; exposing the biomass in the chamber to a shock event to produce a shocked biomass; and transferring the shocked biomass from the chamber. In some aspects, the method may include pretreating the biomass with a chemical before introducing the biomass to the chamber and/or after transferring shocked biomass from the chamber.
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The Texas A & M University System (College Station, TX) DOESC
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Texas A & M University, College Station, TX (USA)
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United States

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