Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: November 19, 2009
Publication Date: September 1, 2010
Repository URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10113/46829
Citation: Qureshi, N., Hughes, S.R., Ezeji, T. 2010. Production of liquid biofuels from biomass: Emerging technologies. In: Blaschek, H.P., Ezeji, T.C., Scheffran, J., editors. Biofuels from Agricultural Wastes and Byproducts. Ames, IA: Wiley-Blackwell. p. 11-18. Technical Abstract: This is an overview of the emerging technologies that have been developed recently or are in the process of development for ethanol (biofuel) production from agricultural residues. In this direction numerous advances have been made. Problems associated with inhibitor generation and detoxification, fermentation of both hexoses and pentoses to ethanol, and development of efficient microbial strains have partially been addressed. Simultaneous product recovery and process consolidation and/or integration will further improve economics of production of biofuels from biomass. It is emphasized that numerous domestic and international companies have initiated their programs to commercialize conversion of biomass (agricultural residues) to biofuels. Separation and use of by-products as additional sources of generating revenues can strengthen this fermentation further.