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TEC2013-0007: Use of plants with increased level of highly methylesterified homogalacturonan for improving digestibility of plant biomasses.

Background Production of fuels and value-added chemicals from plant biomass often requires pretreatment of the biomass. Pretreatment increases the capital equipment needs and costs of the final product. Additionally, the use of seeds as a feedstock has been controversial, with some claiming that use of seeds for chemical production is increasing ...

120016: Plants with Readily Extractable Lignin

Lignin, an abundant polymer of vascular plants that provides structural integrity to the plant cell wall, is the second most abundant polymer on earth and critical to the strength and survival of terrestrial plants. Unfortunately, its mechanical strength and resistance to chemical degradation, which is so essential for plant health, are proble...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Curtis Wilkerson, Saunia Withers, John Ralph, John Sedbrook
Keywords(s): Biofuels, Cellulose, Lignin Category(s): Agriculture, Biotechnology

100097: Cloning of a BAHD Acyltransferase That Synthesizes Coniferyl Ferulate

Lignin, an abundant polymer of vascular plants that provides structural integrity and resistance to chemical and enzymatic damage to the plant cell wall, is the second most abundant polymer on earth and critical to the strength and survival of terrestrial plants. Unfortunately, its mechanical strength and resistance to chemical degradation, wh...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Curtis Wilkerson, John Ralph, Saunia Withers
Keywords(s): Biofuel, Cellulose, Lignin Category(s): Biotechnology