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Biomass Pretreatment Expert

What does a biomass pretreatment expert or consultant do? First, we must understand the process.  Collected biomass requires some type of pretreatment prior to its conversion to fuels or renewable chemicals.   Pretreatment will involve the biomass’ handling and transport, and the actual physical processes like sizing, drying, or chemical processes such as acid washing.   These […]

Ionic Liquids: A Key Enabler of Biomass Processing?

By Dr. Lorenz Bauer, Lee Enterprises Consulting Potential Of Ionic Liquids For Biomass Pretreatment The explosion of interest in using biomass to produce chemicals and fuels has motivated a renewed search for improved methods for pretreatment that enable efficient conversion of the raw materials.   The molecules in cellulosic materials, and particularly lignocellulosic material, are intertwined and […]