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A method wherein lignocellulosic biomass materials are converted into combustible fuel products. In particular, the method is a continuous process, involving wet oxidation or steam explosion, for fermentatively converting such biomass materials into ethanol using a process design that permits all or part of the process water from the ethanol fermentation process to be recycled to reduce the consumption of process water. The effluent from the ethanol fermentation step may be subjected to an anaerobic fermentation step generating methane and a water effluent in which the amount of potentially inhibitory substances is at a sub-inhibitory level, which in turn permits all or part of the effluent water from the anaerobic fermentation step to be recycled into the process.

Title
Method for processing lignocellulosic material
Application Number
9/763449
Publication Number
6555350 (B2)
Application Date
May 1, 2001
Publication Date
April 29, 2003
Inventor
Anne Belinda Thomsen
Roskilde
US
Birgitte Kiær Ahring
Stakkeledet 27, DK-2970 Hørsholm
US
Agent
Hunton & Williams
US
Assignee
Birgitte Kiær Ahring
US
Forskningscenter Riso
US
IPC
C12P 7/14
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