Reversibly Soluble Bases for Lignin Oxidative Depolymerization

Jacob Kruger (Inventor), Gregg Beckham (Inventor), David Brandner (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


Disclosed herein are lignin valorization strategies that integrate thermochemical pretreatment strategies. Using methods disclosed herein, yields of greater than 40% of usable monomers are obtained from lignin in biomass. The monomers can be assimilated by strains of Pseudomonas putida.
Original languageAmerican English
Patent number11,530,232 B2
Filing date20/12/22
StatePublished - 2022

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PT-2800-84861


  • alkaline oxidizing solution
  • lignin depolymerization
  • strontium carbonate
  • strontium oxide


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