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Title: Extraction of solubles from plant biomass for use as microbial growth stimulant and methods related thereto


A method for producing a microbial growth stimulant (MGS) from a plant biomass is described. In one embodiment, an ammonium hydroxide solution is used to extract a solution of proteins and ammonia from the biomass. Some of the proteins and ammonia are separated from the extracted solution to provide the MGS solution. The removed ammonia can be recycled and the proteins are useful as animal feeds. In one embodiment, the method comprises extracting solubles from pretreated lignocellulosic biomass with a cellulase enzyme-producing growth medium (such T. reesei) in the presence of water and an aqueous extract.

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Patent File Date: 2010 Apr 19
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Lau, Ming Woei. Extraction of solubles from plant biomass for use as microbial growth stimulant and methods related thereto. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Lau, Ming Woei. Extraction of solubles from plant biomass for use as microbial growth stimulant and methods related thereto. United States.
Lau, Ming Woei. Tue . "Extraction of solubles from plant biomass for use as microbial growth stimulant and methods related thereto". United States.
title = {Extraction of solubles from plant biomass for use as microbial growth stimulant and methods related thereto},
author = {Lau, Ming Woei},
abstractNote = {A method for producing a microbial growth stimulant (MGS) from a plant biomass is described. In one embodiment, an ammonium hydroxide solution is used to extract a solution of proteins and ammonia from the biomass. Some of the proteins and ammonia are separated from the extracted solution to provide the MGS solution. The removed ammonia can be recycled and the proteins are useful as animal feeds. In one embodiment, the method comprises extracting solubles from pretreated lignocellulosic biomass with a cellulase enzyme-producing growth medium (such T. reesei) in the presence of water and an aqueous extract.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {12}

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