10. Production of Fermentable Sugars from Lignocelluloses

  1. Christian P. Kubicek

Published Online: 13 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118414514.ch10

Fungi and Lignocellulosic Biomass

Fungi and Lignocellulosic Biomass

How to Cite

Kubicek, C. P. (2012) Production of Fermentable Sugars from Lignocelluloses, in Fungi and Lignocellulosic Biomass, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118414514.ch10

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 10 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470960097

Online ISBN: 9781118414514



  • lignocelluloses, and production of fermentable sugars;
  • cell wall as barrier against pathogenic organisms, and resistance;
  • pretreatment technologies, increasing surface area to volume ratio;
  • alkaline chemicals, in lignin solubilization/extraction from lignocellulose;
  • oxidizing agents, for biomass lignin/hemicellulose removal;
  • steam explosion, lignocellulose with chemicals, closest to commercialization;
  • RTIL, application in lignocellulose pretreatment;
  • plant lignocellulosic biomass enzymatic hydrolysis, inherent problems


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Pretreatment Technologies

  • Hydrolysis