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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.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1228372
Report Number(s):
9,206,446
12/763,102
DOE Contract Number:
FC02-07ER64494
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2010 Apr 19
Research Org:
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, East Lansing, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS