Madhuri B, Balaji M


The growing population and developing technologies pose a threat on fossil fuels adequacy. Lignocellulosic biofuel  is used as an alternate fuels to the available energies.  An  efficient  pretreatment  technique on the recalcitrance of cellulosic polymers and lignin structures can efficiently be broken down to make an abundant energy stored in them into viable biofuel. The emphasis of the present article is on efficient pretreatment methods of them for their pro’s and con’s, advantages and disadvantages of the combination of pretreatment and biodegradation methods used  for  hydrolysis of  lignocellulosic mass by biological pretreatment in addition to physical and chemical pretreatment methods.

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