Hydrolysis of lignocellulosic materials for ethanol production: a review.

@article{Sun2002HydrolysisOL,
  title={Hydrolysis of lignocellulosic materials for ethanol production: a review.},
  author={Ye Sun and Jiayang Cheng},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  year={2002},
  volume={83 1},
  pages={1-11}
}
Lignocellulosic biomass can be utilized to produce ethanol, a promising alternative energy source for the limited crude oil. There are mainly two processes involved in the conversion: hydrolysis of cellulose in the lignocellulosic biomass to produce reducing sugars, and fermentation of the sugars to ethanol. The cost of ethanol production from lignocellulosic materials is relatively high based on current technologies, and the main challenges are the low yield and high cost of the hydrolysis… CONTINUE READING
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