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SuPR•2G Reactors Improve the Biomass Pretreatment Process

The SüPR•2G reactors can be applied to a number of different technologies, including those that use bagasse, corn cobs, corn stover, grasses, agricultural residue, straw or wood chips to produce lignocellulose derived sugars, liquid biofuels and bio-based chemicals by employing acidic, alkaline or organic pretreatment.

Biofuels and biochemicals, produced from various lignocellulosic materials such as wood, agricultural or forest residues and dedicated biomass crops can be a substitute or a complement to gasoline and petroleum-based chemicals. Many structural and compositional factors hinder the hydrolysis of cellulose in biomass to sugars and other organic compounds that can later be converted to fuels and chemicals rendering effective pretreatment necessary.

A range of pretreatment techniques can be used to make the cellulose accessible to hydrolysis for conversions to sugar, changing the physical and chemical structure of the lignocellulosic biomass and improving hydrolysis rates. Methods have been developed including acid and alkali pretreatment, ammonia treatment, and steam explosion and have resulted in high sugar yields, above 90% of the theoretical yield for lignocellulosic biomass. AdvanceBio Systems’ SüPR•2G reactors improve the pretreatment process.

The SüPR•2G reactors systems are designed for commercial and research applications with custom solutions and packaged systems suited to the customer's needs.

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