Published on Aug 29, 2015
Lecture 15: Biomass Parts to Products (PDF with notes)
This lecture covers chemical conversions, the third biomass conversion pathway type. It turns out that many of the chemical processes used to break biomass into its pieces can also be used to break those pieces into sugars and chemicals. We will review acid, enzyme, catalyst and oxidation methods that can break down cellulose, lignin and hemicellulose.