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Yields of biofuels produced from cellulosic feedstocks increased with novel new method [Registered]

A team of researchers at the University of California, led by Professor Charles Wyman, have developed a versatile, relatively non-toxic, and efficient way to convert lignocellulosic feedstocks into biofuels and chemicals. The patent-pending method, called Co-solvent Enhanced Lignocellulosic Fractionation (CELF), claims to bring researchers closer to solving the long elusive goal of producing fuels and chemicals from biomass at high enough yields and low enough costs to become a viable alternative or replacement for petroleum-based fuels and chemicals. “Successful commercialization of biofuels technology is about yield, yield, yield, and we obtained great yields with this novel technology” said Wyman. The…

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