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Pre-treatment of oil palm biomass for fermentable sugars production


Ahmad Rizal, Nur Fatin Athirah and Ibrahim, Mohamad Faizal and Zakaria @ Mamat, Mohd Rafein and Abd. Aziz, Suraini and Phang, Lai Yee and Hassan, Mohd Ali (2018) Pre-treatment of oil palm biomass for fermentable sugars production. Molecules, 23 (6). art. no. 1381. pp. 1-14. ISSN 1420-3049

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Malaysia is the second largest palm oil producer in the world and this industry generates more than 80 million tonnes of biomass every year. When considering the potential of this biomass to be used as a fermentation feedstock, many studies have been conducted to develop a complete process for sugar production. One of the essential processes is the pre-treatment to modify the lignocellulosic components by altering the structural arrangement and/or removing lignin component to expose the internal structure of cellulose and hemicellulose for cellulases to digest it into sugars. Each of the pre-treatment processes that were developed has their own advantages and disadvantages, which are reviewed in this study.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences
Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products
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Publisher: MDPI
Keywords: Lignocellulosic biomass; Fermentation; Pre-treatment; Palm oil process flow
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 09:52
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 09:52
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