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Exploring new strategies for cellulosic biofuels production

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Abstract

A research program has been initiated to formulate new strategies for efficient low-cost lignocellulosic biomass processing technologies for the production of biofuels. This article reviews results from initial research into lignocellulosic biomass structure, recalcitrance, and pretreatment. In addition to contributing towards a comprehensive understanding of lignocellulosic biomass, this work has contributed towards demonstrated optimizations of existing pretreatment methods, and the emergence of new possible pretreatment strategies that remain to be fully developed.

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Submitted
07 Mar 2011
Accepted
06 Jul 2011
First published
10 Aug 2011

Energy Environ. Sci., 2011,4, 3820-3833
Article type
Perspective

Exploring new strategies for cellulosic biofuels production

P. Langan, S. Gnanakaran, K. D. Rector, N. Pawley, D. T. Fox, D. W. Cho and K. E. Hammel, Energy Environ. Sci., 2011, 4, 3820
DOI: 10.1039/C1EE01268A

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