Studies of biomass pretreatment
Piyarat Weerachanchai and Jong-Min Lee[*]
School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering,
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 637459, Singapore
Biomass or lignocellulosic materials is a renewable feedstock for production of fuels and chemicals. It is very complex in composition consisting of three main components including cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin. To convert biomass into energy and valuable chemical feedstocks, biological conversion process has been known as a promising conversion technology. This process provides a variety of products for example, ethanol, butanol, biogas and hydrogen. In addition, sugars which are the primary product from biological conversion process can be reduced by hydrogen gas to form alkanes for applying as chemical feedstocks or alternative fuels. Thus, in this presentation, biomass pretreatment will be discussed.
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