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This invention relates to a series of treatments, both physical and chemical, to plant biomass resulting in the production of ethanol, lignin, and a high protein animal feed supplement. In plants having a high silica content, a fourth product is obtained, silica/caustic oxide (silicates solution, waterglass.) Both the 5-Carbon and 6-Carbon sugars are fermented to ethanol using an existing closed-loop fermentation system employing a genetically engineered thermophilic bacteria developed by Agrol, Ltd. The lignin and absolute ethanol are mixed producing a high energy fuel.

Title
Process for production of lignin fuel, ethyl alcohol, cellulose, silica/silicates, and cellulose derivatives from plant biomass
Application Number
460493
Publication Number
5735916
Application Date
September 16, 1996
Publication Date
April 7, 1998
Inventor
Fred E Martin
3950 Via Real #265, Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, 93013
CA, US
James Lewis Lucas
3950 Via Real #265, Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, 93013
CA, US
IPC
C10L 5/44
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