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Methods and compositions for decomposition of biomass


Rajeev Aurora, Shelley D. Minteer


The present disclosure generally relates to detecting cellulose in cellulosic materials and producing alcohol using cellulosic materials. More particularly, the present disclosure relates to methods for producing butanol from pyruvate produced from cellulosic material in a cell-free system. The present disclosure also relates to methods for detecting cellulase activity for the production of pyruvate from cellulosic sources.

Intellectual Property Status

U.S. and foreign patents pending