Lignocellulosics as a renewable feedstock for chemical industry : chemical hydrolysis and pretreatment processes

O'Hara, Ian Mark, Zhang, Zhanying, Doherty, William O.S., & Fellows, Christopher M. (2012) Lignocellulosics as a renewable feedstock for chemical industry : chemical hydrolysis and pretreatment processes. In Sanghi, Rashmi & Singh, Vandana (Eds.) Green Chemistry for Environmental Remediation. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Salem, MA, pp. 506-560.

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Lignocellulosic materials including agricultural, municipal and forestry residues, and dedicated bioenergy crops offer significant potential as a renewable feedstock for the production of fuels and chemicals. These products can be chemically or functionally equivalent to existing products that are produced from fossil-based feedstocks. To unlock the potential of lignocellulosic materials, it is necessary to pretreat or fractionate the biomass to make it amenable to downstream processing. This chapter explores current and developing technologies for the pretreatment and fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass for the production of chemicals and fuels.

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ID Code: 56531
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Lignocellulosics, Biofuels, Pretreatment, Hydrolysis, Biomass
ISBN: 978-0-470-94308-3
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (090400) > Chemical Engineering Design (090403)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Deposited On: 21 Jan 2013 06:39
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2015 05:08

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