Introduction to Combined Silage Treatment and Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Energy Grass for 2nd Generation Bioethanol Production

M. Jensen, Z. Kádár, T. Didion, K.S. Johansen & J.E. Schmidt
Ensiling of biomass is s a potential storage method for bioenergy feedstock. At the e same time the silage process might function as a simple p pretreatment method given its moist acidic conditions, and h hereby facilitate better enzymatic hydrolysis of the lignoc cellulosic structure. Ensiling is an anaerobic biological p rocess that conserves biomass. The lactic acid bacteria co onsume free soluble sugars in the biomass and produce lac ctic acid as their main...