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Enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulosic biomass

Enzymatic hydrolysis that converts lignocellulosic biomass to fermentable sugars may be the most complex step in this process due to substrate-related and enzyme-related effects and their interactions. This review looks at which organisms produce enzymes, as well as the chemistry and physics of these enzymatic processes.
Follow this link to learn more: http://www.cert.ucr.edu/research/ses/Enzymatic%20hydrolysis%20of%20cellulosic%20biomass.pdf

Effects of hardwood structural and chemical characteristics on enzymatic hydrolysis for biofuel production

This study investigated the influence of various hardwood characteristics on enzymatic hydrolysis. Important hardwood species, including three Eucalyptus species, were comprehensively characterized using quantitative 13C NMR, image analysis and fiber quality analysis. Hydrolysis efficiency from all the hardwoods was correlated to the wood chemical composition and lignin characteristics.
Follow this link to learn more: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960852412001095

Pretreatment of Woody Biomass for Biofuel Production: Energy Efficiency, Technologies, and Recalcitrance

This mini review discusses several key technical issues associated with cellulosic ethanol production from woody biomass: energy consumption for woody biomass pretreatment, pretreatment energy efficiency, woody biomass pretreatment technologies, and quantification of woody biomass recalcitrance.
Follow this link to learn more: http://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/36441