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By Blake A Simmons,Dominique Loque,J Will Medlin,Charles E Wyman,Venkatesh Balan,Rajat Sapra,Christopher Shaddix,Alexander Katz

the improvement of renewable and sustainable lignocellulosic biofuels is presently receiving world wide awareness and funding. regardless of many years of analysis, there stay major demanding situations to be triumph over prior to those biofuels may be produced in huge volumes at aggressive costs. One difficulty is the shortcoming of effective and reasonable catalytic platforms to dissolve and hydrolyze polysaccharides into sugars. those sugars are then fed to microrganisms and fermented into biofuels. the cost of those catalysts, be they organic, thermochemical, or chemical in nature, signify one of many greatest expenses within the conversion approach. there are various catalytic schemes, every one with their very own merits and drawbacks, on hand. This ebook offers a normal but significant evaluate of the main promising strategies and the spectrum of biomass pretreatment, enzymes, chemical catalysts, and hybrid ways of hydrolyzing biomass into fermentable sugars. it's the simply presently to be had publication that compares the biochemical, chemical, and thermochemical conversion techniques to biofuel production.

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