Document Type

Patent

Abstract

The present invention relates to a method for lignocellulosic conversion to sugar using an ionic liquid pretreatment for the saccharification of lignocellulosic biomass. Thus, cellulose, hemicellulose, when hydrolyzed into their sugars, can be converted to ethanol fuel through well-established fermentation technologies. These sugars also form the feedstocks for production of a variety of chemical and polymers. The complex structure of the biomass required pretreatment to enable efficient saccharification of cellulose and hemicellulose components to their constituent sugars.

Patent Country

US

Patent Number

US8546109

Publication Date

10-1-2013

Assignee(s)

Suganit Systems, Inc.; The University of Toledo

Application Number

13/224141

Filing Date

September 2011

Primary Class

435/72

Secondary Class

127/37; 162/71; 162/72; 435/41; 435/200; 435/209; 536/56

Rights

These materials are free of copyright restrictions and are in the public domain within the United States only. The USPTO reserves the right to assert copyright protection internationally.

Institution

The University of Toledo

Repository

University of Toledo Libraries

Digital Publisher

Digital Initiatives

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