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Nanotech 2012 Vol. 3
Nanotech 2012 Vol. 3
Nanotechnology 2012: Bio Sensors, Instruments, Medical, Environment and Energy (Volume 3)
Chapter 7: Carbon Capture, Bio Materials & Bio Fuels

Low-cost, concentrated sugar production from lignocellulosic feedstocks

Authors:S. Mohapatra, R. Hemyeri, A. Manesh
Affilation:American Science and Technology Corporation, US
Pages:471 - 474
Keywords:cellulosic, sugar, bio-chemical
Abstract:In the last few years, sugar is emerged as the main feedstock to derive several potential biofuels and chemicals. Most of these chemicals can be used to replace petrochemical fuels. The cost availability of these fuels are vastly depends on the source of sugar. Currently most of the processes are based on sugar from corn, sugar cane and sheet beets, etc. use of such food-derived raw materials is not sustainable. Lignocelluloisc sugar is sustainable however is not economical compared to other food-based feedstocks. AST has developed technologies to produce low-cost sugar from lignocellulosic biomass feedstocks which are not part of nation’s food supply and are readily available.
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