Biomass Pretreatment and Process Development

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John Gladden

Deputy Director of Biomass Pretreatment and Fungal Biotechnology

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Seema Singh

Director of Biomass Pretreatment and Process Development and Deputy VP of Deconstruction

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Anthe George

Scientific Lead, Biomass Pretreatment and Process Development

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Ezinne Achinivu

Post Doctoral Researcher

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Hemant Choudhary

Post Doctoral Researcher

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Lalitendu Das

Post Doctoral Researcher

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Kaixuan Huang

Former: Deconstruction Current: Nanjing Forestry University

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Harsha Magurudeniya

Post Doctoral Researcher

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Mood Mohan

Post Doctoral Researcher

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Ramana Pidatala

Senior Research Associate

Efficient pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass is a critical factor for the production of affordable biofuels and bioproducts. We have demonstrated that pretreatment using ionic liquids (ILs) is one of the most effective methods for producing high yields of biomass-derived fermentable sugars. We are also exploring the utility of a related class of compounds, deep eutectic solvents, for their ability to pretreat lignocellulose. Our current research focuses on developing IL pretreatment technologies that enable the efficient depolymerization of both polysaccharides and lignin that can be tightly integrated with downstream processes, including saccharification and fermentation.

Projects

  • Gaining a mechanistic understanding and optimization of ionic liquid and deep eutectic solvent Pretreatment
  • Discovery of new biocompatible ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents for integrated pretreatment, saccharification and fermentation
  • Optimization of pretreatment of natural and modified feedstocks under high-solids loading
  • Improving ionic liquid pretreatment process economics

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