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Title: Production of organic acid esters from biomass - novel processes and concepts

Abstract

After low cost, low energy pretreatment, lignocellulose can be converted directly to volatile (C/sub 2/-C/sub 6/) organic acids by mixed-culture acidogenic fermentation. The principal components of lignocellulose (pectins, hemicellulose, cellulose, and lignin) are all converted to organic acids in high yields. Esterification from dilute aqueous solutions using novel techniques based on adsorption, solvent extraction, or biochemical conversion could be an important method for recovering these acids and simultaneously producing liquid fuels or chemical feedstocks. Uses of organic acid esters and conceptual biomass conversion processes are outlined. The significance of these processes for substantially increasing liquid fuel productivity from biomass feedstocks are discussed.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Exxon Research and Engineering Co., Linden, NJ
OSTI Identifier:
5249890
Report Number(s):
CONF-810554-
Journal ID: CODEN: BIBSB
Resource Type:
Conference
Journal Name:
Biotechnol. Bioeng. Symp.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 11; Conference: 3. symposium on biotechnology in energy production and conservation, Gatlinburg, TN, USA, 12 May 1981
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; CELLULOSE; ANAEROBIC DIGESTION; FERMENTATION; CHEMICAL FEEDSTOCKS; PRODUCTION; LIGNIN; ADSORPTION; BIOMASS; ESTERS; ORGANIC ACIDS; REGENERATION; BIOCONVERSION; CARBOHYDRATES; DIGESTION; ENERGY SOURCES; MANAGEMENT; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; POLYSACCHARIDES; PROCESSING; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; SACCHARIDES; SORPTION; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE PROCESSING; 140504* - Solar Energy Conversion- Biomass Production & Conversion- (-1989); 090122 - Hydrocarbon Fuels- Preparation from Wastes or Biomass- (1976-1989)

Citation Formats

Datta, R. Production of organic acid esters from biomass - novel processes and concepts. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Datta, R. Production of organic acid esters from biomass - novel processes and concepts. United States.
Datta, R. Thu . "Production of organic acid esters from biomass - novel processes and concepts". United States.
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abstractNote = {After low cost, low energy pretreatment, lignocellulose can be converted directly to volatile (C/sub 2/-C/sub 6/) organic acids by mixed-culture acidogenic fermentation. The principal components of lignocellulose (pectins, hemicellulose, cellulose, and lignin) are all converted to organic acids in high yields. Esterification from dilute aqueous solutions using novel techniques based on adsorption, solvent extraction, or biochemical conversion could be an important method for recovering these acids and simultaneously producing liquid fuels or chemical feedstocks. Uses of organic acid esters and conceptual biomass conversion processes are outlined. The significance of these processes for substantially increasing liquid fuel productivity from biomass feedstocks are discussed.},
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