Steam pretreatment of acid-sprayed and acid-soaked barley straw for production of ethanol.

@article{Linde2006SteamPO,
  title={Steam pretreatment of acid-sprayed and acid-soaked barley straw for production of ethanol.},
  author={Marie Linde and Mats Galbe and G. Zacchi},
  journal={Applied biochemistry and biotechnology},
  year={2006},
  volume={129-132},
  pages={546-62}
}
Barley is an abundant crop in Europe, which makes its straw residues an interesting cellulose source for ethanol production. Steam pretreatment of the straw followed by enzymatic hydrolysis converts the cellulose to fermentable sugars. Prior to pretreatment the material is impregnated with a catalyst, for example, H2SO4, to enhance enzymatic digestibility of the pretreated straw. Different impregnation techniques can be applied. In this study, soaking and spraying were investigated and compared… CONTINUE READING