Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Carbohydrates from Steam Exploded Olive Tree Pruning

F. Sáez, I. Ballesteros, M. Ballesteros, P. Manzanares, M.J. Negro, A. González, C. Álvarez & J.M. Oliva
Olive tree pruning is a suitable raw material for ethanol production, and it has been also shown to be an interesting biomass to obtain high value-added products as oligosaccharides and antioxidants, which can have a positive effect on both the integral use of this agricultural residue and the improvement of ethanol yields. However its high extractives content could cause condensation reactions between extractives and acid insoluble lignin during pretreatment, hindering the enzymatic hydrolysis of pretreated...