Cell-wall structural changes in wheat straw pretreated for bioethanol productionAuthor(s): Jan B. Kristensen; G. Thygesen Lisbeth; Claus Felby; Henning Jorgensen; Thomas Elder
Source: Biotechnology for Biofuels 1:5. pp. 1-9
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
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DescriptionPretreatment is an essential step in the enzymatic hydrolysis of biomass and subsequent production of bioethanol. Recent results indicate that only a mild pretreatment is necessary in an industrial, economically feasible system. The Integrated Biomass Utilisation System hydrothermal pretreatment process has previously been shown to be effective in preparing wheat straw for these processes without the application of additional chemicals. In the current work, the effect of the pretreatment on the straw cell-wall matrix and its components are characterised microscopically (atomic force microscopy and scanning electron microscopy) and spectroscopically (attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy) in order to understand this increase in digestibility
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CitationKristensen, Jan B.; Thygesen Lisbeth, G.; Felby, Claus; Jorgensen, Henning; Elder, Thomas. 2008. Cell-wall structural changes in wheat straw pretreated for bioethanol production. Biotechnology for Biofuels 1:5. pp. 1-9
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