Composition Profile of Paper Waste Materials for Biofuel Production

L. Wang, R. Templer & R.J. Murphy
Waste lignocellulosic biomass and biomass-derived materials, like paper wastes have been widely studied as a resource for bio-ethanol production. Accurate knowledge of composition (newspaper, cardboard, magazine and office paper in this study) is a key to determine their potential processability and suitability for ethanol production. The widely used two-step extraction method and acid soluble lignin measurement developed by National Renewable Energy Laboratory were applied to waste paper materials in this study. The effect of extractives...