(580f) Products From Hot-Water Extraction of Woody Biomass Conference: AIChE Annual MeetingYear: 2010Proceeding: 2010 AIChE Annual MeetingGroup: Forest and Plant Bioproducts DivisionSession: Biorefinery - Improved Utilization of Co-Products From Biorefinery Time: Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 10:35am-11:00am Authors: Liu, S., SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Amidon, T. E., State University of New York Wood, C., SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Shupe, A., SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Lignocelluylosic biomass is mainly composed of cellulose, hemicelluloses and lignin. The majority of the existing bioconversion processes, either through themochemical or biochemical route, treat biomass feedstock as a whole in at severe conditions. It is recognized the thermo and chemical degradation rates are significantly different among with an order of hemicelluloses, lignin and cellulose. As a consequence, the value of hemicelluloses and lignin from biomass are diminished when going directly to cellulose. Replaceing the pretreatement with hot-water extraction, a host of products can be produced from the hemicellulose fraction. This presentation will provide an update to the hot-water extraction process and its product separation from woody biomass.