Alkaline oxidation pretreatment of wood materials to produce ethanol

Anne Kallioinen, Matti Siika-aho, Eemeli Hytönen, Maija Hakola, Stella Rovio, Tarja Tamminen, Timo Repo, Markku Leskelä, Niklas von Weymarn

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Alkaline oxidative fractionation of woody materials and sugarcane bagasse was developed. The enzymatic hydrolysis of alkaline oxidised materials worked well even with low enzyme dosages and at high dry matter conditions. The resulting ethanol yield was on a high overall level. Process concepts were developed based on the results and the estimates of the feasibility of the process were calculated. The results clearly showed the promise of the new fractionation method, but also indicated the key challenges in scaling up the technology to full industrial scale.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNWBC 2012
Subtitle of host publicationThe 4th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference
EditorsKlaus Niemelä
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-7881-8
ISBN (Print)978-951-38-7880-1
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeD3 Professional conference proceedings
Event4th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference, NWBC 2012 - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 23 Oct 201225 Oct 2012 (Full proceedings)

Publication series

SeriesVTT Technology


Conference4th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference, NWBC 2012
Abbreviated titleNWBC 2012
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