Contact: Lynn Yarris
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Caption: Ionic liquids are environmentally benign organic salts often used as green chemistry substitutes for volatile organic solvents. At JBEI, ionic liquids are being used to pretreat cellulosic biomass to make it more digestible for microbes.
Credit: (Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt, Berkeley Lab)
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