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Integrated conversion of hemicellulose and cellulose from lignocellulosic biomass

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Abstract

Using gamma-valerolactone (GVL) as solvent, the cellulosic fraction of lignocellulosic biomass can be converted into levulinic acid (LA), while at the same conditions the hemicellulose fraction can be converted into furfural. This process allows for the conversion of hemicellulose and cellulose simultaneously in a single reactor, thus eliminating pre-treatment steps to fractionate biomass and simplifying product separation.

Graphical abstract: Integrated conversion of hemicellulose and cellulose from lignocellulosic biomass

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The article was received on 26 Sep 2012, accepted on 01 Nov 2012 and first published on 01 Nov 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE23617F
Citation: Energy Environ. Sci., 2013,6, 76-80
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    Integrated conversion of hemicellulose and cellulose from lignocellulosic biomass

    D. M. Alonso, S. G. Wettstein, M. A. Mellmer, E. I. Gurbuz and J. A. Dumesic, Energy Environ. Sci., 2013, 6, 76
    DOI: 10.1039/C2EE23617F

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