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Enzymatic saccharification and ethanol production of Acacia mangium and Paraserianthes falcataria wood, and Elaeis guineensis trunk
© The Japan Wood Research Society 2009
- Received: 17 September 2008
- Accepted: 3 April 2009
- Published: 1 October 2009
We examined the saccharification and fermentation of meals from Acacia mangium wood, Paraserianthes falcataria wood, and Elaeis guineensis trunk. The levels of enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose and ethanol production were highest for P. falcataria wood and lowest for A. mangium wood. Ultrasonication pretreatment of meal further increased the rates of hydrolysis and ethanol production in meal from P. falcataria wood. Through this pretreatment, hemicelluloses (xylan and xyloglucan) and cellulose were released in the meal from P. falcataria wood. Loosening of hemicellulose associations can be expected to make P. falcataria wood more useful for bioethanol production.
- Paraserianthes falcataria