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Joint BioEnergy Institute Ionic Liquid Pretreatment Research

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At JBEI Brad Holmes studies ionic liquids—the focus of a new pretreatment approach that has a unique capacity for dissolving lignocellulosic biomass and helping to hydrolyze the resulting liquor into sugars for biofuel production.

Credit or Source: Roy Kaltschmidt, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab


US DOE. 2009. Bioenergy Research Centers: An Overview of the Science, DOE/SC-0116, US Department of Energy. (p. 16)