Improvement of enzymatic hydrolysis and ethanol production from corn stalk by alkali and N-methylmorpholine-N-oxide pretreatments
- Resource Type
- ACADEMIC JOURNAL
- Cai, Ling-Yan; Ma, Yu-Long ⁎; Ma, Xiao-Xia; Lv, Jun-Min
- In Bioresource Technology July 2016 212:42-46
Highlights •A combination of alkali and NMMO is a promising method for pretreatment of CS.•This method removed hemicellulose and lignin and decreased cellulose crystallinity.•This method increased the yield of subsequent enzymatic hydrolysis as high as 98.0%.•Ethanol yield from treated CS was more than three times as compared to untreated CS.