New solvents to break down plant cellulose for bioethanol

Source: Science Daily

Researchers experimented with different combinations of zwitterionic molecules to produce a solvent that is liquid below 100°C and very effective at breaking down cellulose. This research may lead to much more cost-effective and safe production of biofuels, such as ethanol from switchgrass or plant husks.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/08/210810104659.htm