Pretreatment of Biomass, Chapter 10

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    This chapter reviews state-of-the-art lignocellulosic biomass pretreatment in preparation for enzymatic digestion, with emphasis on lignocellulose-to-ethanol production. Pretreatment techniques are classified by chemical application and type, as well as by product stream (the distribution of the major constituents of lignocellulosic biomass). Various pretreatment reactor designs, reactionkinetics, and engineering constraints and challenges are covered. Current research and development efforts and projected future trends are described.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Title of host publicationHandbook on Bioethanol: Production and Utilization
    EditorsC. E. Wyman
    StatePublished - 1996

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/CH-423-6965


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