Document Type : Research Paper
Brewing Science Section, Division of Food Sciences, The University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE12 5RD, United Kingdom
Efficacy of pre-treatments on different lignocellulosic materials tested.
Phenotypic microarray was used to access fermentation.
Alkaline system liberated more sugar but hydrolysates not as fermentable.
Acid system had best fermentability.
Acetic acid and furfural present reduced ethanol production to 70% theoretical yield.