On Biorefinery of Mediterranean Energy Crops Giant Reed and Cardoon - Rational Ways for Carbohydrate Utilization

A.A. Shatalov
The agro¬based lignocellulosics, such as annual crops and perennial herbaceous species (grasses), represent abundant and low¬cost feedstocks for biorefinery schemes. Assuming that carbohydrate fraction accounts for up to 80% of lignocellulosic raw materials, the efficient access and conversion of carbohydrates to value¬added chemical intermediates or final products is a key factor for successful biorefinery commercialization. The biorefinery of two potential Mediterranean energy crops giant reed and cardoon has been studied. Following to pre¬defined fractionation scheme...