Wheat Straw, Household Wastes and Hay as a Source of Lignocellulosic Biomass for Bioethanol and Biogas Production

A.M. Tomczak, M. Bruch & J.B. Holm-Nielsen
To meet the increasing need for bioenergy three lignocellulosic materials: raw hay (H), pretreated wheat straw (WS) and pretreated household waste (HHW) were considered for the production of bioethanol and biogas. Several mixtures of household waste supplemented with different fractions of wheat straw and hay in fermentation process with Saccharomyces cerevisiae were investigated. Wheat straw and household wastes were pretreated using IBUS technology, patented by Dong Energy, which includes milling, steam explosion treatment and enzymatic...