Low-cost, concentrated sugar production from lignocellulosic feedstocks

S. Mohapatra, R. Hemyeri, A. Manesh
American Science and Technology Corporation, US

Keywords: cellulosic, sugar, bio-chemical

Summary:

In the last few years, sugar is emerged as the main feedstock to derive several potential biofuels and chemicals. Most of these chemicals can be used to replace petrochemical fuels. The cost availability of these fuels are vastly depends on the source of sugar. Currently most of the processes are based on sugar from corn, sugar cane and sheet beets, etc. use of such food-derived raw materials is not sustainable. Lignocelluloisc sugar is sustainable however is not economical compared to other food-based feedstocks. AST has developed technologies to produce low-cost sugar from lignocellulosic biomass feedstocks which are not part of nation’s food supply and are readily available.