Biochemical Conversion of Biomass

Biochemical conversion of biomass involves use of bacteria, microorganisms and enzymes to breakdown biomass into gaseous or liquid fuels, such as biogas or bioethanol.  The most popular biochemical technologies are anaerobic digestion (or biomethanation) and fermentation. Anaerobic digestion is ... DalinYebo's insight: Why not be smarter? (A) The biomass pretreatment does not have to be…Read more Biochemical Conversion of Biomass

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Analysis of biodegradation performance of furfural and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural

Furfural and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) are the degradation products of lignocellulose during pretreatment operations and significantly inhibit the consequent enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation processes. The biodetoxification fungus Amorphotheca resinae ZN1 had demonstrated its excellent capacity on degrading lignocellulose derived inhibitors and helped the fermentation processes to achieve high yield of ethanol and biochemicals ... DalinYebo's insight:…Read more Analysis of biodegradation performance of furfural and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural

Cob chic: as cellulosic biofuels arrive, the humble corn cob reigneth anew

In days gone by, no one living on the land wasted anything if they could find a use for it. That's one of the reasons that corn cobs were used just about anything - pipes, pot scrubbers, for corn cob jelly, as bird feeders, firestarters, paint rollers, dolls. There are even some enterprising corn cob…Read more Cob chic: as cellulosic biofuels arrive, the humble corn cob reigneth anew

Study Concludes That Best Way for a Biorefinery to Exploit Potential of Biomass Feedstock Is To Produce Ethanol, Furfural and FT-Diesel

Study Concludes That Best Way for a Biorefinery to Exploit Potential of Biomass Feedstock Is To Produce Ethanol, Furfural and FT-Diesel 18 March 2010 Results obtained for the selected biorefinery systems. Credit: ACS, Cherubini and Strømman. Click to enlarge. Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have developed a calculation procedure to…Read more Study Concludes That Best Way for a Biorefinery to Exploit Potential of Biomass Feedstock Is To Produce Ethanol, Furfural and FT-Diesel