Optimization of dilute sulfuric acid pretreatment to maximize combined sugar yield from sugarcane bagasse for ethanol production.

@article{Benjamin2014OptimizationOD,
  title={Optimization of dilute sulfuric acid pretreatment to maximize combined sugar yield from sugarcane bagasse for ethanol production.},
  author={Yuda Benjamin and H. Cheng and Johann F G{\"o}rgens},
  journal={Applied biochemistry and biotechnology},
  year={2014},
  volume={172 2},
  pages={610-30}
}
Increasing fermentable sugar yields per gram of biomass depends strongly on optimal selection of varieties and optimization of pretreatment conditions. In this study, dilute acid pretreatment of bagasse from six varieties of sugarcane was investigated in connection with enzymatic hydrolysis for maximum combined sugar yield (CSY). The CSY from the varieties were also compared with the results from industrial bagasse. The results revealed considerable differences in CSY between the varieties. Up… CONTINUE READING