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Characterization of Lignin in Non-woody Biomass to Improve Hydrolysis

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Award date: 
Jun 14, 2012
Award amount: 
$100,000
Organization name: 
North Carolina State University
Principal Investigator: 
Jameel, Hasan
Grant program category: 
Research and Equipment Support
Grant program name: 
Collaborative Funding Grant
Region: 
Research Triangle

The project will provide a fundamental understanding of how the quantity and quality of lignin and lignin-carbohydrate bonds in corn stover, a non-woody biomass, impacts its conversion to sugars. In cooperation with Novozymes, the PIs will be able to effectively optimize corn stover's response to a set of reduced intensity pretreatment conditions for maximizing economics and thereby commercialize it as a biofuel crop.

Fiscal year: 
2012