Bioprocessing of cassava stem to bioethanol using soaking in aqueous ammonia pretreatment

Ashokan Anushya*, Moorthi Swathika, Selvaraju Sivamani, Nallusamy Sivakumar

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For environmental and economic reasons, production of value-added products from lignocellulosic biomass has gained increasing interest. The high cellulose content of the cassava stem makes it as a preferrable source for ethanol production. The complex nature of the plant cell wall challenges the successful conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to ethanol. Hence, pretreatments are required to remove the structural barriers of the lignocellulosic biomass to achieve efficient hydrolysis and increased yields of fermentable sugars. In this chapter, the characterization of cassava stem, pretreatment of cassava stem by soaking in aqueous ammonia, and the production of ethanol from cassava stem are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBioprocessing for Biomolecules Production
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781119434436
Publication statusPublished - Nov 15 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Bioethanol
  • Cassava stem
  • Lignocellulosic biomass
  • Pretreatment
  • Soaking in aqueous ammonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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