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Title: Process for the treatment of lignocellulosic biomass

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:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1143633
Assignee:
Board of Trustees of Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI) DOESC
Patent Number(s):
8,771,425
Application Number:
13/591,092
Research Org:
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (USA).
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS

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