METHODS FOR MITIGATING THE INHIBITORY EFFECTS OF LIGNIN AND SOLUBLE PHENOLICS FOR ENZYMATIC CONVERSION OF CELLULOSE

USPTO Patent Application US 2018/0023107 A1
Application Date: Jan. 25th, 2018

ABSTRACT

Disclosed herein are methods for improving ethanol production from biomass sources by blocking cellulose from binding to lignin.
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Application Number:
15/541,531
International Classification:
C12P 19/14 (20060101); C12P 19/02 (20060101)
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CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1. A method for improving enzymatic digestibility of lignocellulose, comprising: pretreating a lignocellulose feedstock comprising cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin with at least one hydrothermal pretreatment step at a temperature above 140° C. to produce a pretreated lignocellulose feedstock;solubilizing at least 50% of the hemicellulose by weight in the pretreated lignocellulose feedstock...

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CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

The present patent application is related to and claims the priority benefit of U.S. Provisional Patent Application Ser. No. 62/100,740, filed Jan. 7, 2015, the contents of which is hereby incorporated by reference in its entirety into this disclosure.
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