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Status and prospect of lignocellulosic bioethanol production in China

Author:
Fang, Xu, Shen, Yu, Zhao, Jian, Bao, Xiaoming, Qu, Yinbo
Source:
Bioresource technology 2010 v.101 no.13 pp. 4814-4819
ISSN:
0960-8524
Subject:
biorefining, case studies, corn cobs, developing countries, energy, ethanol production, fuels, problem solving, research and development, research projects, China
Abstract:
As a developing country with the largest population, China faces a serious challenge in satisfying its continuously increasing energy demand, especially for liquid fuel. Bioethanol production from lignocellulosic material is a potential and feasible method to solve the many problems in China, and it was supported by the Chinese government. Many research projects in China on lignocellulosics ethanol production have been carried out. After more than 30years of research, several pilot scale facilities have been constructed. This review focuses on the recent research activities and developments in lignocellulosic ethanol production during the past decade in China. As case study, a corncob biorefinery process is introduced.
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544750