METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LIGNOCELLULOSE PRETREATMENT USING A SUPER-CELLULOSE-SOLVENT AND HIGHLY VOLATILE SOLVENTS

EPO Patent Application EP 3205/672 A1
Application Date: Aug. 16th, 2017

ABSTRACT

Embodiments of the present invention overcome the well-known recalcitrance of lignocellulosic biomass in an economically viable manner. A process and a system are provided for the efficient fractionation of lignocellulosic...
Assignee(s):
Inventor(s):
ZHANG, Y.-H., Percival
Application Number:
16200785.0
International Classification:
C08B 15/08 (20060101); C13K 1/00 (20060101); C08B 37/14 (20060101); D21C 3/04 (20060101); D21C 3/22 (20060101); C08H 8/00 (20100101)
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CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

A system for fractionating lignocellulosic biomass, the system comprising: a precipitation tank configured for precipitation of cellulose and hemicellulose, and for solubilization of lignin;a washer configured for washing the precipitated cellulose and hemicellulose; anda stripper configured for stripping solvent from the precipitated cellulose and hemicellulose; wherein the system does not comprise a...

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CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

This application relies on and claims the benefit of the filing date of U.S. provisional patent application number 61/036,813, filed 14 March 2008, the entire disclosure of which is hereby incorporated herein by reference.
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