Cellulose in Biorefinery: Fibres Obtainment from Sugarcane Bagasse and Straw Pretreated with Diluted Acid and Delignified with Alkali

P.C. Miléo, L.C. Rodrigues, M. Gandara, G.J.M. Rocha & A.R. Gonçalves
In recent years, there has been an increasing trend towards more efficient utilization of agro-industrial residues, such as sugarcane bagasse and straw, as raw materials for industrial application in respect to biorefinery concept. Cellulose, the major constituent of all plant materials, represents a vast potential for a number of industries and has created a great deal of research interest. Aiming the utilization of cellulose, obtained from sugarcane straw and bagasse, as reinforcement in polypropylene composites,...