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(257ah) Studies of Biomass Pretreatment


Lee, J. M. - Presenter, Nanyang Technological University

of biomass pretreatment

Weerachanchai and Jong-Min Lee[*]

School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering,

Nanyang Technological
University, Singapore 637459, Singapore

Biomass or lignocellulosic materials is a renewable
feedstock for production of fuels and chemicals.  It is very complex in composition consisting
of three main components including cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin.  To convert biomass into energy and valuable chemical feedstocks,
biological conversion process has been known as a promising conversion
technology.  This process provides a
variety of products for example, ethanol, butanol, biogas and hydrogen.  In addition, sugars which are the primary
product from biological conversion process can be reduced by hydrogen gas to
form alkanes for applying as chemical feedstocks or alternative fuels.  Thus, in this presentation, biomass
pretreatment will be discussed.


[*] Corresponding author: Tel.:+65 6513 8129, Fax: +65
6513 8129;    Email address: jmlee@ntu.edu.sg (Jong-Min Lee)