Chapter 11. Mass Balances and Analytical Methods for Biomass Pretreatment Experiments

  1. Alain A. Vertès2,
  2. Nasib Qureshi3,
  3. Hans P. Blaschek4 and
  4. Hideaki Yukawa5
  1. Bruce S. Dien

Published Online: 12 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750025.ch11

Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries

Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries

How to Cite

Dien, B. S. (2010) Mass Balances and Analytical Methods for Biomass Pretreatment Experiments, in Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries (eds A. A. Vertès, N. Qureshi, H. P. Blaschek and H. Yukawa), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470750025.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Sloan Fellowship, London Business School, UK

  2. 3

    Bioenergy Research, United States Department of Agriculture, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Peoria, IL, USA

  3. 4

    Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research, Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition and The Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA

  4. 5

    Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology Group, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE), Kyoto, Japan

Author Information

  1. National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, ARS, USDA, Peoria, IL, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 15 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470513125

Online ISBN: 9780470750025

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Keywords:

  • biomass pretreatment experiments - mass balances and analytical methods;
  • lignocellulose, converted to biofuels by gasification;
  • catalytic cracking, or biochemical conversion to ethanol or other biofuels;
  • compositional data for three maturities of switchgrass;
  • Uppsala Dietary Fiber System and NREL standard compositional laboratory analytical procedures (LAPS);
  • animal feed industry - using near-infrared (NIR) analysis;
  • chemical analysis of pretreated biomass;
  • enzymatic extraction of sugars;
  • pretreated hydrolysate fermentation to ethanol

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Analysis of Feedstocks for Composition and Potential Ethanol Yield

  • Pretreatment

  • Enzymatic Extraction of Sugars

  • Fermentation of Pretreated Hydrolysates to Ethanol

  • Feedstock and Process Integration

  • Perspective

  • Acknowledgments

  • References