Forest, Nature and Biomass
Rolighedsvej 23, 1958 Frederiksberg C
Research Project: Effects of densification on subsequent pretreatment for enzymatic saccharification of biomass
Study effects of densification on subsequent pretreatment (dilute acid, alkali) for enzymatic saccharification of biomass (cereal straw, soft wood, hard wood).
The physicochemical analyses include chemical composition, surface properties, cellulose accessibility, crystallinity of cellulose, characterization of lignin, sugar release.
The techniques applied involve ATR-FTIR, low field NMR, 2D HSQC-NMR, 13C NMR, GPC, HPLC, Simons’ staining, water retention value.