Overview of biomass pretreatment for cellulosic ethanol production.

  title={Overview of biomass pretreatment for cellulosic ethanol production.},
  author={Y. Zheng and Z. Pan and Ruihong Zhang},
  journal={International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering},
  • Y. Zheng, Z. Pan, Ruihong Zhang
  • Published 2009
  • Chemistry
  • International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Bioconversion of lignocellulosic biomass to ethanol is significantly hindered by the structural and chemical complexity of biomass, which makes these materials a challenge to be used as feedstocks for cellulosic ethanol production. Cellulose and hemicellulose, when hydrolyzed into their component sugars, can be converted into ethanol through well established fermentation technologies. However, sugars necessary for fermentation are trapped inside the crosslinking structure of the lignocellulose… CONTINUE READING
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