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A Novel and Potentially High Impact Approach for Wood Deconstruction: Deriving Cellulose for Biofuel Production from Lignocellulosics (Resubmission)

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Award date: 
Oct 23, 2012
Award amount: 
$270,061
Organization name: 
North Carolina State University
Principal Investigator: 
Ghiladi, Reza A.
Grant program category: 
Research and Equipment Support
Grant program name: 
Multidisciplinary Research Grant
Region: 
Research Triangle

Efficient cellulose production is paramount to all downstream industries that rely on it, particularly in its use for biomass conversion to energy. A multi-disciplinary three-pronged, high impact, and one-pot approach is proposed to convert the cellulose (poly-glucose) in wood into simple sugars (glucose) that are easily fermented to biofuel.

Fiscal year: 
2013