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A process of converting lignocellulosic biomass to ethanol, comprising hydrolyzing lignocellulosic materials by subjecting dried lignocellulosic material in a reactor to a catalyst comprised of a dilute solution of a strong acid and a metal salt to lower the activation energy (i.e., the temperature) of cellulose hydrolysis and ultimately obtain higher sugar yields.

Title
Ethanol production with dilute acid hydrolysis using partially dried lignocellulosics
Application Number
10/344091
Publication Number
6660506 (B2)
Application Date
February 7, 2003
Publication Date
December 9, 2003
Inventor
Melvin P Tucker
Lakewood
CO, US
Fred A Keller
Lakewood
CO, US
Quang A Nguyen
Chesterfield
MO, US
Agent
Paul J White
US
Assignee
Midwest Research Institute
MO, US
IPC
C12P 7/10
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