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Acid Catalyzed Auto-Hydrolysis of Parthenium Hysterophorus L. for Production of Xylose for Lignocellulosic Ethanol

By Shubhaneel N, Swati Ghosh, S Haldar, A Ganguly and P K Chatterjee

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Abstract — the obvious search for renewable & green biofuel, in respect to the definite future scarcity of natural petro-fuel directed to the use of lignocellulosic biomass as a promising future. The Perthenium hysterophorus L., having an excessive growth rate & adaptability, is showing a high prospect as a resource of rich lignocellulosic biomass available for fermentation. It is being ignored from a long time due to its toxicity characterized by the majority presence of Perthenin toxin, the potential growth inhibitor. Being a lignocellulosic biomass, with an estimated composition of lignin: 13.9%, hemicellulose: 21.01 % and cellulose: 27.8%, it may be considered as the potential source of ethanol production substrate through pre-treatment, saccharification and fermentation pathway. The purpose of the present research work is to utilize the obnoxious parthenium weed t

Year: 2014
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