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Venkatesh Balan, Shishir Chundawat, Leonardo Sousa, Bruce Dale: Process for producing sugars and ethanol using corn stillage. Board of Trustees of Michigan State University, Clark IP Law, February 5, 2013: US08367378 (12 worldwide citation)

A process for producing sugars from lignocellulosic materials such as corn stover by the addition of corn stillage as a carbon source is disclosed. The sugars are formed by treating the combination of the corn stillage and the lignocellulosic materials with hydrolytic enzymes. The sugars can be ferm ...


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Shishir Chundawat, Leonardo Da Costa Sousa, Albert M Cheh, Venkatesh Balan, Bruce Dale: Methods for producing extracted and digested products from pretreated lignocellulosic biomass. BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, Clark IP Law, May 16, 2017: US09650657

Methods for producing extracted and digested products from pretreated lignocellulosic biomass are provided. The methods include converting native cellulose Iβ to cellulose IIII by pretreating the lignocellulosic biomass with liquid ammonia under certain conditions, and performing extracting or diges ...


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Venkatesh Balan, Bruce E Dale, Shishir Chundawat, Leonardo Sousa: Methods for pretreating biomass. BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, Clark IP Law, May 9, 2017: US09644222

A method for pretreating biomass is provided, which includes, in a reactor, allowing gaseous ammonia to condense on the biomass and react with water present in the biomass to produce pretreated biomass, wherein reactivity of polysaccharides in the biomass is increased during subsequent biological co ...


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Ming Woei Lau, Bruce Dale, Venkatesh Balan, Shishir Chundawat: Extraction of solubles from plant biomass for use as microbial growth stimulant and methods related thereto. BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, Clark IP Law, December 8, 2015: US09206446

A method for producing a microbial growth stimulant (MGS) from a plant biomass is described. In one embodiment, an ammonium hydroxide solution is used to extract a solution of proteins and ammonia from the biomass. Some of the proteins and ammonia are separated from the extracted solution to provide ...


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Masud Huda, Venkatesh Balan, Lawrence Drzal, Bruce Dale, Shishir Chundawat, Manjusri Misra: Composite materials from corncob granules and process for preparation. Board of Trustees of Michigan State University, Ian C McLeod, IAN C McLEOD PC, December 13, 2007: US20070287795-A1

A composite composition which comprises a synthetic polymer, and corncob granules which have been modified, such as with a chemical reacted with the hydroxyl groups on the granules is described. The corncob granules are modified so as to be compatible with the polymer.


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Bruce Dale, Venkatesh Balan, Shishir Chundawat, Bryan Bals: Process for making fuels and chemicals from AFEX-treated whole grain or whole plants. Board of Trustees of Michigan State University, Ian C McLeod, IAN C McLEOD PC, February 26, 2009: US20090053771-A1

A process for hydrolyzing whole grain or whole plant biomass after an Ammonia Fiber Explosion (AFEX) process step is described. The process preferably uses a biomass that is hydrolyzed using a different combination of enzymes (amylase, cellulase and hemicellulase) to sugars for fermentation to produ ...


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Venkatesh Balan, Shishir Chundawat, Leonardo Sousa, Bruce Dale: Process for producing sugars and ethanol using corn stillage. Board of Trustees of Michigan State University, Ian C McLeod, IAN C McLEOD PC, April 9, 2009: US20090093027-A1

A process for producing sugars from lignocellulosic materials such as corn stover by the addition of corn stillage as a carbon source is disclosed. The sugars are formed by treating the combination of the corn stillage and the lignocellulosic materials with hydrolytic enzymes. The sugars can be ferm ...


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Balan Venkatesh, Bruce E Dale, Shishir Chundawat, Leonardo Sousa: Methods for pretreating biomass. August 11, 2011: US20110192559-A1

A method of alkaline pretreatment of biomass, in particular, pretreating biomass with gaseous ammonia.


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Bruce E Dale, Farzaneh Teymouri, Shishir Chundawat, Venkatesh Balan: Process for enzymatically converting a plant biomass. Board of Trustees of Michigan State University, Ian C McLeod, IAN C McLEOD PC, February 12, 2009: US20090042259-A1

The present invention describes a process for at least a 90% conversion of a plant biomass preferably by a reduction of the units of cellulase needed and by using a xylanase which acts synergistically with the cellulase to improve the yield of xylose and glucose as sugars. The process enables greate ...



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