Fractionation of Oligomers from Pretreated Olive Tree Pruning and its Enzymatic Hydrolysis

F. Sáez, C. Álvarez, I. Ballesteros, M. Ballesteros, P. Manzanares, M. J. Negro, A. González & J.M. Oliva
Olive tree pruning is a suitable raw material for ethanol production, and also an interesting biomass to obtain high value-added products such as oligosaccharides and antioxidants. It can have a positive effect on both the integral use of this agricultural residue and the improvement of ethanol yields. The aim of this study is to characterize and enzymatically hydrolyze the liquid fraction released during the steam explosion pretreatment of olive tree pruning. Steam-exploded olive tree pruning...