Notice of Publication: USPTO 20180066288 Producing and Altering Microbial Fermentation Products using Non-Commonly Used Lignocellulosic Hydrolysates

3/8/2018

KAS received notice from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office that its patent application entitled “Producing and Altering Microbial Fermentation Products using Non-Commonly Used Lignocellulosic Hydrolysates”, with inventors Norie Anne B. Nolasco, Amit Vasavada, Adelheid R. Kuehnle, Robert J. Schurr, has been published. The invention pertains to a method for synthesizing a product of interest by culturing a microbe that produces the product of interest, the method comprising culturing the microbe in a culture medium, wherein the culture medium is produced by a method comprising the steps of: a) providing a lignocellulosic biomass, b) hydrolyzing the lignocellulosic biomass to produce a lignocellulosic hydrolysate comprising a simplified sugar produced from at least a portion of the lignocellulosic compound, c) optionally, treating a portion of the lignocellulosic hydrolysate to convert a portion of the lignocellulosic compound and/or the simplified sugar to a non-sugar agent; d) optionally, mixing the treated portion of the lignocellulosic hydrolysate, if produced, with the untreated portion of the lignocellulosic hydrolysate, e) producing a culture medium comprising the lignocellulosic hydrolysate obtained after step b) or comprising the mixture obtained after steps c) and d).