Author(s): Ashwini Kumar
Biomass for fuels from renewable sources has been regarded as a feasible solution to the energy and environmental problems in the foreseeable future. Ethanol and biodiesel are predominantly produced from sugarcane, corn kernels, hydrocarbonsor soybean oil. Besides this another bio fuel feedstock, lignocelluloses - the most abundant biological material on earth is also being explored. Wheat straw, corn husks, prairie grass, discarded rice hulls or trees, agri-waste provide a source of lignocellulose material. Recently cellulosic bio fuels provide promising sequester and convert CO2. The race is on to optimize the technology that can produce biofuels from lignocelluloses sources more efficiently—and biotech companies are in the running. Present review provides state of art report on the lignocellulose as source for biofuels.