Pretreatment for enhanced hydrolysis of cellulosic biomass.

  title={Pretreatment for enhanced hydrolysis of cellulosic biomass.},
  author={Hans E. Grethlein},
  journal={Biotechnology advances},
  volume={2 1},
This review will cover a number of physical and chemical pretreatment methods for cellulosic substrates which enhance their hydrolysis by cellulase or consumption by microorganisms. While the emphasis is on the literature of the last two years, some earlier work is cited which has influenced the work in the pretreatment field. In order to interpret the effects of a pretreatment method, emphasis in the past has been on crystallinity index (CI) and lignin content. Although these parameters happen… CONTINUE READING

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