Method of Pretreating Lignocellulose using Solvent with Little Water Footprint

USPTO Patent Application US 2018/0179568 A1
Application Date: Jun. 28th, 2018

ABSTRACT

Lignocellulose is pretreated using solvent with little water footprint. Both a solvent and water are used for saccharification and separating the components of lignocellulose. By adding a small amount of...
Application Number:
15/390,759
International Classification:
C12P 19/14 (20060101); C12P 19/04 (20060101); C08L 97/02 (20060101)
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CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1. A method of using a solvent to pretreat lignocellulose with little water footprint, comprising steps of: (a) providing a source material of lignocellulose, wherein said source material of lignocellulose comprises cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin; and has a lignin content more than 10 percents (%);(b) cutting said source material of lignocellulose to...

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TECHNICAL FIELD OF THE INVENTION

The present invention relates to pretreating lignocellulose; more particularly, to improving removing solvent of lignocellulose, where water consumption is reduced with little water footprint.
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