Effect of Hydrothermal Pretreatment, Following by Alkaline Delignification, in Enzymatic Saccharification of Sugar Cane Bagasse

V.F.N. Silva, G.A. Labat, A.R. Gonçalves & G.J.M. Rocha
This work had the objective of evaluate enzymatic saccharification of sugarcane bagasse in this raw, pretreated and delignificated forms and then check the effect of pretreatment and delignification in the enzymatic cellulosic conversion from this biomass. The hydrothermal pretreatment was carried on a reactor of 20 L, on the following conditions: 180 °C/10 min, 185 °C/10 min, 190 °C/10 min and 195 °C/10 min, followed of delignification with NaOH 1.0% (w/v), 100 °C for 1h....