One key barrier to converting woody biomass to biofuel through the sugar platform is the low efficiency of enzymatic cellulose saccharification due to the strong recalcitrance of the crystalline cellulose. Significant past research efforts in cellulosic biofuels have focused on overcoming the…
Keywords: cellulose nanofibrils, cellulosic biofuel, enzymatic hydrolysis
Source: In: Production and applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials, Chapter 2.1, TAPPI Press 2013; pp. 191-193.
The main objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of oxalic acid (OA) wood chips pretreatment prior to refining, which is done to reduce energy used during the refining process. Selected mechanical and physical performances of medium-density fiberboard (MDF) – internal bonding (IB),…
Keywords: Oxalic acid, wood chips, refining, carbohydrates, ethanol, particle board, mechanical properties, fiberboard, composite materials, loblolly pine, fuelwood, biotechnology, biomass energy, Pinus taeda, elasticity, modulus of elasticity, water absorption, water adsorption, absorption, fiber refining, MDF, biofuels, bond strength, dimensional stability, swelling, wood bonding, bonding, biomass fuel, chemical utilization, bioconversion, chips, pretreatment, alcohol, biorefining, wood extractives, particle board, physical properties, strength, cellulosic biofuel, internal bonding, medium density fiberboard, modulus of rupture, oxalic acid pretreatment, thickness swelling
Source: Holzforschung. Vol. 65, no. 5 (Aug. 2011): p. 737-741.