publication . Other literature type . Article . 2011

Biomass pretreatment: fundamentals toward application

David B. Levin; Alex Berlin; Nazim Cicek; Valery Agbor; Richard Sparling;
  • Published: 01 Nov 2011
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Development of sustainable energy systems based on renewable biomass feedstocks is now a global effort. Lignocellulosic biomass contains polymers of cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin, bound together in a complex structure. Liquid biofuels, such as ethanol, can be made from biomass via fermentation of sugars derived from the cellulose and hemicellulose within lignocellulosic materials, but the biomass must be subjected to pretreatment processes to liberate the sugars needed for fermentation. Production of value-added co-products along-side biofuels through integrated biorefinery processes creates the need for selectivity during pretreatment. This paper present...
Medical Subject Headings: food and beveragescomplex mixtures
free text keywords: Biotechnology, business.industry, business, Biofuel, Pulp and paper industry, Energy source, Biorefinery, Environmental science, Lignocellulosic biomass, Hemicellulose, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Bioenergy, Biomass, Cellulose
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