The development of catalytic methods for the direct conversion of biomass to high value chemicals and liquid fuels offers an alternative to petroleum based feedstock. To achieve the best efficiency with such processes robust treatments that can break down and utilize the entire set of complex biopolymers found in plant matter must be developed. Here we develop a method to treat woody biomass that extracts valuable materials from the plant's lignin upfront while leaving the cellulosic materials for further conversion and upgrading.
|Contributor||Carl A Huetteman
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:Parsell TH, Jarrel TM, Klein I, Degenstein J, Kim JI, Yohe SL, Venkatakrishnan VK, Choudhari H, Mehta D, Hewetson B, Zhang X, Kim ES, Bohn C, Saha B, Jiang Y, Chapple C, Meilan R, Kenttämaa H, Mosier NS, Abu-Omar M, Agrawal R, Delgass WN, Ribeiro FH. Streaming biomass into high value chemicals and fuel. Energy Frontiers Research Center Principal Investigators' Meeting, Washington DC, July 18-19.