Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Sustainable Degradation of Lignocellulosic Biomass

Techniques, Applications and Commercialization

Edited by Anuj Chandel

Department of Biotechnology, India


This book provides important aspects of sustainable degradation of lignocellulosic biomass which has a pivotal role for the economic production of several value-added products and biofuels with safe environment. Different pretreatment techniques and enzymatic hydrolysis process along with the characterization of cell wall components have been discussed broadly. The following features of this book attribute its distinctiveness: This book comprehensively covers the improvement in methodologies for the biomass pretreatment, hemicellulose and cellulose breakdown into fermentable sugars, the analytical methods for biomass characterization, and bioconversion of cellulosics into biofuels. In addition, mechanistic analysis of biomass pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis have been discussed in details, highlighting key factors influencing these processes at industrial scale.

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Sustainable Degradation of Lignocellulosic BiomassTechniques, Applications and CommercializationEdited by Anuj Chandel

Published: May 15th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/1490

ISBN: 978-953-51-1119-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6339-8

Copyright year: 2013

Books open for chapter submissions

44859 Total Chapter Downloads

85 Crossref Citations

187 Web of Science Citations

266 Dimensions Citations


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1. Characteristics of Moso Bamboo with Chemical Pretreatment

By Zhijia Liu and Benhua Fei


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2. Bioconversion of Hemicellulose from Sugarcane Biomass Into Sustainable Products

By Larissa Canilha, Rita de Cássia Lacerda Brambilla Rodrigues, Felipe Antônio Fernandes Antunes, Anuj Kumar Chandel, Thais Suzane dos Santos Milessi, Maria das Graças Almeida Felipe and Silvio Silvério da Silva


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3. Sugarcane and Woody Biomass Pretreatments for Ethanol Production

By Ayla Sant’Ana da Silva, Ricardo Sposina Sobral Teixeira, Rondinele de Oliveira Moutta, Viridiana Santana Ferreira-Leitão, Rodrigo da Rocha Olivieri de Barros, Maria Antonieta Ferrara and Elba Pinto da Silva Bon


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4. Effectiveness of Lignin-Removal in Simultaneous Saccharification and Fermentation for Ethanol Production from Napiergrass, Rice Straw, Silvergrass, and Bamboo with Different Lignin-Contents

By Masahide Yasuda, Keisuke Takeo, Tomoko Matsumoto, Tsutomu Shiragami, Kazuhiro Sugamoto, Yoh-ichi Matsushita and Yasuyuki Ishii


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5. The Effect of Washing Dilute Acid Pretreated Poplar Biomass on Ethanol Yields

By Noaa Frederick, Ningning Zhang, Angele Djioleu, Xumeng Ge, Jianfeng Xu and Danielle Julie Carrier


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6. Hydrolysis of Biomass Mediated by Cellulases for the Production of Sugars

By Rosa Estela Quiroz-Castañeda and Jorge Luis Folch-Mallol


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7. Optimization of Delignification and Enzyme Hydrolysis of Steam Exploded Oil Palm Trunk for Ethanol Production by Response Surface Methodology

By Vittaya Punsuvon


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8. Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass Using Microorganisms: Approaches, Advantages, and Limitations

By Thomas Canam, Jennifer Town, Kingsley Iroba, Lope Tabil and Tim Dumonceaux


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9. Microbial Degradation of Lignocellulosic Biomass

By Wagner Rodrigo de Souza


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10. A Review of Xylanase Production by the Fermentation of Xylan: Classification, Characterization and Applications

By F. L. Motta, C. C. P. Andrade and M. H. A. Santana


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