Integrated processes for use of pulps and lignins obtained from sugarcane bagasse and straw: A review of recent efforts in Brazil
Source: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Volume 123, Numbers 1-3, March 2005 , pp. 821-826(6)
Publisher: Humana Press
Abstract:Sugarcane bagasse and straw can be converted into pulps, oils, controlled-release formulations, chelating agents, and composites. This article reviews bagasse and straw conversion efforts in Brazil. Laboratory-scale processes were developed aiming at the integral use of these biomass byproducts. Organosolv pulping and oxidation of lignin are the most promising processes for the rational use of sugarcane residues. Fungal pretreatment and spectroscopic characterization are also discussed.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Departamento de Biotecnologia, Faculdade de Engenharia Química de Lorena, Cx. Postal 116, CEP 12.600-970, Lorena, SP, Brazil, Email: email@example.com 2: Departamento de Biotecnologia, Faculdade de Engenharia Química de Lorena, Cx. Postal 116, CEP 12.600-970, Lorena, SP, Brazil,
Publication date: March 1, 2005