DOI: 10.17265/2159-5828/2012.03.004
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Teerapatr Srinorakutara, Yuttasak Subkaree, Nantana Bamrungchue, Pichit Pripanapong, Vorakan Burapatana

Abstract: Fuel ethanol production from lignocellulosic biomass requires a relatively high initial sugar concentration in hydrolysate. Raising the substrate and enzyme concentration in the batch hydrolysis will normally help to heighten sugar concentration. In this study, dilute sulfuric acid pretreatment was used for chemical pretreatment of rice straw. The effect of rice straw and commercial cellulase (Accelerase 1000 TM) loading were investigated. It was found that an increase in rice straw from 7.5 to 15.0 g/100 mL H…

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