Biomass deconstruction to sugars.

  title={Biomass deconstruction to sugars.},
  author={Harvey W. Blanch and Blake A. Simmons and Daniel Klein-Marcuschamer},
  journal={Biotechnology journal},
  volume={6 9},
The production of biofuels from lignocellulosic biomass relies on the depolymerization of its polysaccharide content into fermentable sugars. Accomplishing this requires pretreatment of the biomass to reduce its size, and chemical or physical alteration of the biomass polymers to enhance the susceptibility of their glycosidic linkages to enzymatic or acid catalyzed cleavage. Well-studied approaches include dilute and concentrated acid pretreatment and catalysis, and the dissolution of biomass… CONTINUE READING

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