Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/21/2009
Publication Date: 4/21/2009
Citation: Saha, B.C., Cotta, M.A. Lignocellulosic Biomass Pretreatment: A Key to Its Successful Bioconversion to Fuel Ethanol [abstract]. Advanced Biofuels Development Summit. Paper No. 10.
Technical Abstract: Native lignocellulosic biomass is very resistant to degradation by enzymes. Prior pretreatment is essential for efficient conversion of lignocellulosic feedstock to ethanol. In this presentation, various pretreatment options such as dilute acid, alkali, alkaline peroxide, wet oxidation, steam explosion, and liquid hot water along with their merits and demerits will be highlighted.