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Solvent that is much less toxic than ionic liquid for cellulosic biofuels production [Registered]

Researchers at the Kanazawa University, Japan have developed a novel carboxylate-type liquid zwitterion as a solvent of biomass, which could dissolve cellulose with very low toxicity to microorganisms (with fragile and very vulnerable cell membranes) that play essential roles in the fermentation necessary for producing ethanol.…

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