Lignocellulosic Sugars

What are Lignocellulosic sugars?

Lignocellulosic sugars Lignocellulose refers to plant dry matter (biomass), so called lignocellulosic biomass. It is the most abundantly available raw material on Earth for the production of biofuels, mainly bio-ethanol. It is composed of carbohydrate polymers (cellulose, hemicellulose), and an aromatic polymer (lignin). These carbohydrate polymers contain different sugar monomers (C5 and C6 sugars) and they are tightly bound to lignin. Lignocellulosic sugarts can be used as a feedstck for fermentation to produce biofuels, biobased chemicals or ingredients.


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