Aqueous ionic liquid pretreatment of straw.

  title={Aqueous ionic liquid pretreatment of straw.},
  author={Dongbao Fu and Giuseppe Joe Mazza},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  volume={102 13},
Pretreatment is the key to unlock the recalcitrance of lignocellulose for cellulosic biofuels production. Increasing attention has been drawn to ionic liquids (ILs) for pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass, because this approach has several advantages over conventional methods. However, cost and energy-intensive recycling of the solvents are major constraints preventing ILs from commercial viability. In this work, a mixture of ionic liquid 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate and water was… CONTINUE READING