Pretreatment Effect of Super High Temperature and Pressure Steam Explosion on Utilization of Cellulosic Material

C. Asada, C. Sasaki & Y. Nakamura
Presently, many investigations are carried out for developing the effective pretreatment and utilization process of cellulosic materials in the World. Effective utilization of not only cellulose but also lignin contained in softwood that is recognized to be too difficult to delignify and convert into fuel and materials was developed using a steam explosion with super high temperature and pressure steam, extraction, and various conversion methods. Furthermore, since this new steam explosion apparatus can produce a...