787 Recalcitrance of Woody Biomass

Friday, November 2, 2012: 8:30 AM
304 (Convention Center )
Woody biomass contains cellulose which is a highly stable polymer of gluco-pyranoses. Cellulose in forest biomass is mostly in a crystalline state and is exceedingly stable to chemical degradation. The reactivity barrier to cellulose degradation and hydrolysis is known as its recalcitrance and is the major technological barrier to economic implementations of products based on cellulose degradation. This session focuses on the recalcitrance of woody biomass, a key component of which is cellulose.

Forest and Plant Bioproducts Division
Sustainable Biorefineries (23B)

Subramanian Ramakrishnan
Email: sramakrishnan@fsu.edu

Sasidhar Varanasi
Email: sasidhar.varanasi@utoledo.edu

Runcang Sun
Email: rcsun003@bjfu.edu.cn

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8:30 AM
(787a) A Study in Lignin Inhibition for Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Woody Biomass
Zhiying Yu, Hasan Jameel, Hou-min Chang and Sunkyu Park

9:10 AM
(787c) Ionic Liquid Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass Recovery and Reuse of IL
Anantharam P. Dadi, Marcus Stacy, Guneet Kumar, Noureen Faizee and Sasidhar Varanasi

9:50 AM
(787e) Role of Tween-80 in Reduction of Nonproductive Cellulase Binding to Lignin
Ravinder Garlapalli, Barbara, L Knutson, Sue E. Nokes and Stephen E. Rankin

10:30 AM
(787g) Crystallinity A Rate-Determining Parameter for Pretreated Lignocellulosic Biomass
Yuzhi Kang, Prabuddha Bansal, Bryan Vowell, Matthew Realff, Jay H. Lee and Andreas S. Bommarius