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.
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Varanasi, Sasidhar; Schall, Constance Ann; Dadi, Anantharam Prasad; Anderson, Jared; Rao, Kripa; Paripati, Praveen; and Kumar, Guneet, "Biomass pretreatment" (2013). University of Toledo U.S. Patents. 40.