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The Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium (FCIC) is determining how biomass feedstock variability affects the low-temperature conversion of sugar and lignin to mitigate the risks posed by this variability.


The FCIC is using both experimental and modeling approaches to investigate the effects of biomass feedstock variability on deconstruction and sugar and lignin utilization. This includes applying real-time process monitoring and control strategies to deacetylation.


The knowledge and tools that evolve from this research will mitigate the risks posed by feedstock variability on low-temperature biomass conversion performance, which will result in:

  • Minimizing process stream variability after deacetylation
  • Understanding and predicting the effects of feedstock variability on deconstruction as well as downstream conversion processes.


Implementing process monitoring and control will help minimize the variability of streams exiting the deacetylation step. Experimental and modeling approaches will improve understanding and prediction of the performance of downstream microbial conversion processes.


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