Microwave pretreatment effects on switchgrass and miscanthus solubilization in subcritical water and hydrolysate utilization for hydrogen production

Irmak S., MERYEMOĞLU B. , Sandip A., Subbiah J., Mitchell R. B. , Sarath G.

BIOMASS & BIOENERGY, cilt.108, ss.48-54, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


Microwave pretreatment is an energy-efficient and environmentally benign technology that can be used to reduce the recalcitrance of complex biomass structure. Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) and miscanthus (Miscanthus x giganteus) are perennial C4 grasses that are being developed as bioenergy crops because they have high yield potential and desirable agronomic traits. These materials are promising candidates for biofuels, bioproducts and green chemicals production from biomass.