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New, simple technique may drive down biofuel production costs
Date:1/7/2014

more energy efficient and less expensive than existing biomass pretreatment techniques for removing lignin," Achinivu says.

The researchers are currently working to apply the technique to wood and other biomass feedstock materials, as well as to better understand and fine-tune the interactions between the PILs and lignin. "If we can better understand how the PIL dissolves the lignin, we can make the process even more efficient by using less energy while extracting more lignin," Achinivu says.


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