Levulinic and formic acids from rice straw and sugarcane bagasse

Jabosar R.H. Panjaitan, Misri Gozan

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Lignocellulosic biomass is an abundant renewable resource from plants mainly composed of polysaccharides (cellulose and hemicelluloses) and an aromatic polymer (lignin). Lignocellulose biomass can be converted to and dehydrated into LA and FA. The temperature and pressure of the reaction are susceptible to the products. Sugarcane bagasse and rice straw are among industrial and agricultural waste biomass. This chapter discusses the availability of these biomass and alternative production processes of LA and FA. This chapter also discusses the economic feasibility of process simulation and available studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChemical Substitutes from Agricultural and Industrial By-Products
Subtitle of host publicationBioconversion, Bioprocessing, and Biorefining
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9783527841141
ISBN (Print)9783527351862
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sept 2023


  • Cellulose
  • Feasibility
  • HMF
  • Lignocellulose
  • Rice straw
  • Sugarcane bagasse


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