Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Clean Technology
Clean Technology
Salt-Enhanced Production Of Gamma-Valerolactone (Gvl) From Aqueous Solutions Of Levulinic And Formic Acids
WARF: P120063US01

Inventors: James Dumesic, Stephanie Wettstein, David Martin Alonso, Elif Gurbuz

The Invention
A method to produce levulinic acid (LA) and gamma-valerolactone (GVL) from biomass-derived cellulose or lignocellulose by selective extraction of LA using GVL and optionally converting the LA so isolated into GVL, with no purifications steps required to yield the GVL.
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