Pretreatment of Birch Wood for Bioethanol Production

N. Vedernikovs, M. Puke, V. Kampars & I. Kruma
In the near future, deciduous wood may be a real alternative to oil as a raw material for production of chemicals and motor fuel. Now bioethanol is produced mainly by fermenting starch­containing (wheat, corn) and sugar­containing (sugar beat, sugar cane) materials. However, in the very immediate future, the circumstances of these raw materials and the new situation in the oil market will put up the use of biomass for the production of bioethanol and different...