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Title: Efficient process for producing saccharides and ethanol from a biomass feedstock

Described herein is a process for producing saccharides and ethanol from biomass feedstock that includes (a) producing an enzyme composition by culturing a fungal strain(s) in the presence of a lignocellulosic medium, (b) using the enzyme composition to saccharify the biomass feedstock, and (c) fermenting the saccharified biomass feedstock to produce ethanol. The process is scalable and, in certain aspects, is capable of being deployed on farms, thereby allowing local production of saccharides and ethanol and resulting in a reduction of energy and other costs for farm operators. Optional steps to improve the biomass-to-fuel conversion efficiency are also contemplated, as are uses for byproducts of the process described herein.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1351076
Assignee:
Auburn University DOEEE
Patent Number(s):
9,617,574
Application Number:
14/205,779
Contract Number:
EE0003132
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Mar 12
Research Org:
Auburn Univ., AL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS

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