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- Fernando Bonfiglio; Matías Cagno; Fabiana Rey; Marina Torres; Silvia Böthig; Pilar Menéndez; Solange I. Mussatto
- Biomass and bioenergy 2019 v.121 pp. 41-47
- Panicum virgatum; bioethanol; biomass; carbohydrate content; cellulose; digestibility; energy crops; enzymatic hydrolysis; feedstocks; food production; grasses; perennials; saccharification; temperature
- ... Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) is a perennial grass highly valued as an energy crop resource for the production of bioethanol due to its high carbohydrate content, fast growth, and ability to grow in lands that cannot support crop or food production. In the present study, this biomass was submitted to steam explosion pretreatment in a semi-continuous pre-pilot reactor with the aim of obtaining a p ...