Arundo Donax Pre-treatment in Steam Explosion Batch Plant for Bioethanol Production

I. De Bari, F. Liuzzi & G. Braccio
Arundo donax is a non edible biomass that can be used for energetic purposes thanks to the low inputs required for its growth. Biomass pretreatment was investigated by using the ENEA’s steam explosion (SE) batch plant. The temperatures were ranged from 196 up 210 °C and the treatment time was 5 minutes. At these conditions the products obtained appeared poor pupled as confirmed by the characterization of the water soluble fractions. Further optimizations were done...