Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: January 20, 2007
Publication Date: October 4, 2012
Citation: Dien, B.S., Bothast, R.J. 2009. A primer for lignocellulose biochemical conversion to fuel ethanol. In: Ingledew,W.M., Austin, G.D., Kluhspies, C., Kelsall, D.R., editors. The Alcohol Textbook. Nottingham, U.K.: Nottingham University Press. p. 73-94.
This review examines the commercialization of lignocellulose as a feedstock for ethanol production. The review discusses the entire process and individual unit operations in more detail. The unit operations discussed include: plant production, pretreatment, enzymatic hydrolysis, and fermentation. This review should serve as a good overall introduction to this research field for those with a technical background.