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Title: Lignin blockers and uses thereof

Disclosed is a method for converting cellulose in a lignocellulosic biomass. The method provides for a lignin-blocking polypeptide and/or protein treatment of high lignin solids. The treatment enhances cellulase availability in cellulose conversion and allows for the determination of optimized pretreatment conditions. Additionally, ethanol yields from a Simultaneous Saccharification and Fermentation process are improved 5-25% by treatment with a lignin-blocking polypeptide and/or protein.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1107920
Report Number(s):
8,580,541
12/962,366
DOE Contract Number:
FC36-00G0010589; FC36-01G011075
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES