Canadian Biomass Magazine

Biomass characterization research highlighted

August 30, 2012
By Mary Ann Liebert Inc.

August 30, 2012, New Rochelle, NY – New research into biomass characterization and the future to commercialize larger-scale, economical, plant-based biofuels and bioproducts is highlighted in latest issue of an industry journal.

Biomass recalcitrance–the problem of how to break down complex plant-based cellulosic feedstock into sugars that can be fermented to produce sustainable biofuels and other renewable bio-based products—can be overcome through improved methods of biomass characterization.

In the latest issue of Industrial Biotechnology , a collection of articles has been published from leading research laboratories describing advanced tools and techniques for analyzing the chemistry, structure, and interaction of biomass components.
The future capability to commercialize large-scale, economical, plant-based biofuels and bioproducts depends on the development of efficient and effective strategies to break down lignocellulosic biomass and to release the carbohydrates that can then be converted into these valuable end-products.

 IB In Depth – Advances in biomass characterization technology.  

Substantial progress is being made in solving the problems of biomass recalcitrance, and Guest Editor Brian Davison, PhD, Chief Scientist for Systems Biology and Biotechnology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, and Science Coordinator for the BioEnergy Science Center of the Department of Energy's Office of Biological and Environmental Research, and a member of the Editorial Board of Industrial Biotechnology, gathered leading researchers to share their work and perspectives.

Click here to read the articles.


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