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Comparison of dilute acid and ionic liquid pretreatment of switchgrass: Biomass recalcitrance, delignification and enzymatic saccharification.
The efficiency of two biomass pretreatment technologies, dilute acid hydrolysis and dissolution in an ionic liquid, are compared in terms of delignification, saccharification efficiency andExpand
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Transition of cellulose crystalline structure and surface morphology of biomass as a function of ionic liquid pretreatment and its relation to enzymatic hydrolysis.
Cellulose is inherently resistant to breakdown, and the native crystalline structure (cellulose I) of cellulose is considered to be one of the major factors limiting its potential in terms ofExpand
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Optimization of initial substrate and pH levels for germination of sporing hydrogen-producing anaerobes in cow dung compost.
Biohydrogen production by anaerobic microbes enriched from heat-shocked cow dung compost was studied by using an artificial medium containing sucrose. Initial pH and substrate levels were selected asExpand
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Influence of physico-chemical changes on enzymatic digestibility of ionic liquid and AFEX pretreated corn stover.
Ionic liquid (IL) and ammonia fiber expansion (AFEX) pretreatments were studied to develop the first direct side-by-side comparative assessment on their respective impacts on biomass structure,Expand
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Overexpression of the maize Corngrass1 microRNA prevents flowering, improves digestibility, and increases starch content of switchgrass
Biofuels developed from biomass crops have the potential to supply a significant portion of our transportation fuel needs. To achieve this potential, however, it will be necessary to develop improvedExpand
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Impact of ionic liquid pretreated plant biomass on Saccharomyces cerevisiae growth and biofuel production
Inhibitory compounds generated by the pretreament of lignocellulose processes can have negative impacts on downstream microbial growth and biofuel production. As such they present a significantExpand
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Monitoring and Analyzing Process Streams Towards Understanding Ionic Liquid Pretreatment of Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.)
Fundamental understanding of biomass pretreatment and its influence on saccharification kinetics, total sugar yield, and inhibitor formation is essential to develop efficient next-generation biofuelExpand
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Engineering and Two-Stage Evolution of a Lignocellulosic Hydrolysate-Tolerant Saccharomyces cerevisiae Strain for Anaerobic Fermentation of Xylose from AFEX Pretreated Corn Stover
The inability of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae to ferment xylose effectively under anaerobic conditions is a major barrier to economical production of lignocellulosic biofuels. Although geneticExpand
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Comparing the Recalcitrance of Eucalyptus, Pine, and Switchgrass Using Ionic Liquid and Dilute Acid Pretreatments
Pine, eucalyptus, and switchgrass were evaluated for the production of fermentable sugars via ionic liquid and dilute acid pretreatments and subsequent enzymatic hydrolysis. The results show thatExpand
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A facile method for the recovery of ionic liquid and lignin from biomass pretreatment
In the biochemical conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to biofuels, the process of pretreatment is currently one of the most difficult and expensive operations. The use of ionic liquids (ILs) inExpand
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