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    A research program has been initiated to formulate new strategies for efficient low-cost lignocellulosic biomass processing technologies for the production of biofuels. This article reviews results from initial research into lignocellulosic biomass structure, recalcitrance, and pretreatment. In addition to contributing towards a comprehensive understanding of lignocellulosic biomass, this work has contributed towards demonstrated optimizations of existing pretreatment methods, and the emergence of new possible pretreatment strategies that remain to be fully developed.

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    Langan, Paul; Gnanakaran, S.; Rector, Kirk D.; Pawley, Norma; Fox, David T.; Cho, Dae Won; Hammel, Kenneth E. 2011. Exploring new strategies for cellulosic biofuels production. Energy and Environmental Science. 4: 3820-3833.

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    White rot, lignocellulose, biofuels, bioenergy

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