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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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VENKATESH BALAN: Methods for pretreating biomass. BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, Siegel Douglas H, November 25, 2010: WO/2010/135679 (6 worldwide citation)

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


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VENKATESH Balan, DALE Bruce E, CHUNDAWAT Shishir, SOUSA Leonardo: PROCÉDÉS DE PRÉTRAITEMENT DE LA BIOMASSE, METHODS FOR PRETREATING BIOMASS. BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, VENKATESH Balan, DALE Bruce E, CHUNDAWAT Shishir, SOUSA Leonardo, CLARK Barbara J, June 28, 2012: WO/2012/088429 (5 worldwide citation)

A method for treating 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 conve ...


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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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Patricia J Slininger, Stephanie R Thompson, Venkatesh Balan, Leonardo Da Costa Sousa, Bruce Dale, Maureen A Shea Andersh, Bruce S Dien: Yeast strains. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of Agriculture, Board of Trustees of Michigan State University, John D Fado, David L Marks, Lesley Shaw, March 29, 2016: US09297027

Several mutated strains of Scheffersomyces stipitis are generated by repetitive culturing of the parent strain on two types of concentrated hydrolyzates and with ethanol-challenged xylose-fed continuous culture. Isolates collected from various enriched populations are screened and ranked based on re ...


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