PROCESS FOR PRODUCING VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS FROM BIOMASS MATERIAL

  • US 20130309735A1
  • Filed: 05/16/2013
  • Published: 11/21/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/17/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method for producing at least one volatile organic compound comprising:

  • generating at least about 10 tons of prepared biomass material comprising at least one additive added to a solid biomass comprising a sugar, wherein said at least one additive comprise a microbe, and optionally, an acid and/or an enzyme;

    storing the prepared biomass material for at least about 24 hours in a storage facility to allow for the production of at least one volatile organic compound from at least a portion of the sugar; and

    capturing the at least one volatile organic compound by feeding the stored biomass material to a solventless recovery system to separate the stored biomass material into at least a gas component comprising the at least one volatile organic compound and a solid component.

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