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Title: Dilute acid pretreatment and enzymatic saccharification of sugarcane tops for bioethanol production
Authors: Sindhu, R
Kuttiraja, M
Binod, P
Janu, K U
Rajeev K Sukumaran
Pandey, A
Keywords: Sugarcane tops
Lignocellulosic biomass
Microcrystalline cellulose
Lignocellulosic ethanol
Rice straw
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Bioresource Technology 102(23):10915-10921; Dec 2011
Abstract: The aim of this work was to study the feasibility of using sugarcane tops as feedstock for the production of bioethanol. The process involved the pretreatment using acid followed by enzymatic saccharification using cellulases and the process was optimized for various parameters such as biomass loading, enzyme loading, and surfactant concentration and incubation time using Box-Behnken design. Under optimum hydrolysis conditions, 0.685 g/g of reducing sugar was produced per gram of pretreated biomass. The fermentation of the hydrolyzate using Saccharomyces cerevisae produced 11.365 g/L of bioethanol with an efficiency of about 50%. This is the first report on utilization of sugarcane tops for bioethanol production.
ISSN: 0960-8524
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