Vol 1, Issue 1 (2017)

Published on 2017-12-27


Bioethanol is a promising renewable biofuel produced from agricultural crops (sugarcane, sugar beet, corn, wheat) and cellulosic feedstock. Conventional bioethanol (1st generation) production based on edible agricultural products conflicts with food supply and causes food price increase. As an alternative to edible agricultural feedstock, lignocellulosic biomass (2nd generation) has been gaining attention as a sustainable feedstock (pulp, stover, stalk, stems and leaves) for bioethanol production. Ligncellulosic biomass based bioethanol requires a multi-step complex conversion technology due to its rigid structure, comprised of milling (size reduction), pretreatment, hydrolysis and fermentation.


  • Sofien Chniti
  • Mnasser Hassouna


  • Bioethanol
  • Biomass
  • Feedstock
  • Hydrolysis
  • Fermentation

Pages: 7

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