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Quang A Nguyen, Fred A Keller, Melvin P Tucker: Ethanol production with dilute acid hydrolysis using partially dried lignocellulosics. Midwest Research Institute, Paul J White, December 9, 2003: US06660506 (72 worldwide citation)

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) ...


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Quang A Nguyen, Melvin P Tucker: Dilute acid/metal salt hydrolysis of lignocellulosics. Midwest Research Institute, Paul J White, July 23, 2002: US06423145 (59 worldwide citation)

A modified dilute acid method of hydrolyzing the cellulose and hemicellulose in lignocellulosic material under conditions to obtain higher overall fermentable sugar yields than is obtainable using dilute acid alone, comprising:


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Quang A Nguyen: Tower reactors for bioconversion of lignocellulosic material. Ruth Eure, March 31, 1998: US05733758 (28 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation of pretreated lignocellulosic material, in the form of a tower bioreactor, having mixers to achieve intermittent mixing of the material. Precise mixing of the material is important for effective heat and mass transfer requirements without damagi ...


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Quang A Nguyen: Tower reactors for bioconversion of lignocellulosic material. Ruth Biotechnology Patent Servives Eure, March 30, 1999: US05888806 (10 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation of pretreated lignocellulosic material, in the form of a tower bioreactor, having mixers to achieve intermittent mixing of the material. Precise mixing of the material is important for effective heat and mass transfer requirements without damagi ...


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Quang A Nguyen: Method for producing ethanol and co-products from cellulosic biomass. Abengoa Bioenergy New Technologies, Armstrong Teasdale, October 1, 2013: US08545633 (2 worldwide citation)

The present invention generally relates to processes for production of ethanol from cellulosic biomass. The present invention also relates to production of various co-products of preparation of ethanol from cellulosic biomass. The present invention further relates to improvements in one or more aspe ...


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Quang A Nguyen, Sunalie N Hillier, Murray J Burke: Method and apparatus for treating a cellulosic feedstock. Abengoa Bioenergy New Technologies, Armstrong Teasdale, July 15, 2014: US08778084 (1 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for treating a cellulosic feedstock, such as for subsequent ethanol production, are disclosed. The method comprises determining an initial moisture content of the cellulosic feedstock and adding an amount of moisture to the cellulosic feedstock to obtain a predetermined moistu ...


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Murray J Burke, Sunalie N Hillier, Quang A Nguyen: Method and apparatus for conveying a cellulosic feedstock. Abengoa Bioenergy New Technologies, Armstrong Teasdale, April 21, 2015: US09010522

An apparatus for conveying a cellulosic feedstock is disclosed. The apparatus comprises an enclosed volume having a lower surface comprising a plurality of longitudinally extending portions. Each longitudinally extending portion has an inner surface that is arcuate in transverse section. A plurality ...


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Quang A Nguyen, Murray J Burke, Sunalie N Hillier: Method and apparatus for treating a cellulosic feedstock. Abengoa Bioenergy New Technologies, Armstrong Teasdale, September 8, 2015: US09127325

Methods and apparatus for treating, pre-treating, preparing and conveying a cellulosic feedstock, such as for ethanol production, are disclosed. More specifically, the invention relates to methods and apparatus for treating a cellulosic feedstock by mixing and heating the cellulosic feedstock and/or ...


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Murray J Burke, Sunalie N Hillier, Quang A Nguyen: Method and apparatus for conveying a cellulosic feedstock. Abengoa Bioenergy New Technologies, Armstrong Teasdale, April 14, 2015: US09004742

A method and apparatus for conveying a cellulosic feedstock are disclosed. The apparatus, such as a holding tank, has a passage. At the outlet to the passage, a conveyance member is provided to convey the cellulosic feedstock laterally across the outlet. The conveyance member, e.g., at least one scr ...



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