Research report 2009 - Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung
Producing biofuels from wood
SummaryCellulose is a renewable and highly available feedstock. This biopolymer is typically found in wood, straw, grass, and crop residues. Its use, as raw material for biofuel production, opens the possibility for sustainable biorefinery schemes that do not compete with food supply. Here we show how the research on cellulose at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung is helping to tackle the problems facing the utilization of lignocellulosic materials for the production of biofuels.