Cellulosic Biofuels Articles

  • Optimisation of pressed pericarp fibre delignification for glucose recovery using response surface methodology

    In this study, pressed pericarp fibres (PPFs) were subjected to chemical pretreatment for bioconversion of lignocellulosic biomass to fermentable sugars. The effectiveness and comparison between pretreatments using acid (HCl) and alkaline (NaOH) to reduce the lignin content was studied. Alkali pretreatment showed better lignin removal than acid pretreatment. Subsequent experiments were then ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Microwave and microwave–alkali effect on barley straw for total sugar yield

    Lignocellulose is the most remarkable plant material resource for obtaining energy; however, its utility is restrained by its recalcitrant structure. Therefore, it is necessary to apply a convenient pretreatment method to increase the sugar yield. Microwave pretreatment method assists to break down hard lignin structure for improved degradation of cellulose and releasing of sugar. The objectives ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biofuel - Energy Supplier of the Future?

    Biofuel like biodiesel, plant oil, ethanol, bio methane or the synthetic biomass- to- liquid (BtL)- fuels everyone is talking about them. They are at present the only renewable alternative in the mobility sector and already today make up 6.1 % of the fuel consumption in Germany. However, in the past months and years biofuels had the reputation to generate a social- und environmental dilemma. ...


    By Fritsch Milling and Sizing

  • The hydrolysis and biogas production of complex cellulosic substrates using three anaerobic biomass sources

    In this study, the ability of various sludges to digest a diverse range of cellulose and cellulose-derived substrates was assessed at different temperatures to elucidate the factors affecting hydrolysis. For this purpose, the biogas production was monitored and the specific biogas activity (SBA) of the sludges was employed to compare the performance of three anaerobic sludges on the degradation ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Commercial demonstration plant Westbury, Quebec (Canada)

    Status: Operations started in 2009 Feedstock: Used electricity poles Main Product: Syngas, Biomethanol (Cellulosic Ethanol in the future) Capacity: 5 million litres /1.3 million gallons per year Enerkem’s Westbury facility is the company’s first commercial biofuels and biochemicals facility. ...


    By Enerkem

  • Cellulosic biofuel plant - Case study

    Cellulosic Biofuels meets National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants A multitude of new cellulosic bio-fuel processing facilities across the country are now faced with having to meet new National Emission Standards for Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing. One specific NESHAP is 40 CFR part 63, subpart FFFF. The applicability of meeting this NESHAP is: A facility must be a ...

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