Title: Bioethanol from Lignocellulosic Biomass: Current Findings Determine Research Priorities
Authors: Kang, Qian ×
Appels, Lise
Tianwei, Tan
Dewil, Raf #
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Series Title: The Scientific World Journal vol:2014 pages:1-13
Article number: 298153
Abstract: “Second generation” bioethanol, with lignocellulose material as feedstock, is a promising alternative for first generation bioethanol. This paper provides an overview of the current status and reveals the bottlenecks that hamper its implementation. The current literature specifies a conversion of biomass to bioethanol of 30 to ∼50% only. Novel processes increase the conversion yield to about 92% of the theoretical yield. New combined processes reduce both the number of operational steps and the production of inhibitors. Recent advances in genetically engineered microorganisms are promising for higher alcohol tolerance and conversion efficiency. By combining advanced systems and by intensive additional research to eliminate current bottlenecks, second generation bioethanol could surpass the traditional first generation processes.
ISSN: 1537-744X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Sustainable Chemical Process Technology TC, Technology Campus De Nayer Sint-Katelijne-Waver
Sustainable Chemical Process Technology TC
Department of Health and Technology - UC Leuven
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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