Structural and chemical characterization of hardwood from tree species with applications as Bioenergy Feedstocks

Cetinkol, Oezguel Persil, Smith-Moritz, Andreia M., Cheng, Gang, Lao, Jeemeng, George, Anthe, Hong, Kunlun, Henry, Robert, Simmons, Blake A., Heazlewood, Joshua L. and Holmes, Bradley M. (2012) Structural and chemical characterization of hardwood from tree species with applications as Bioenergy Feedstocks. PLoS One, 7 12: e52820.1-e52820.11. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0052820


Author Cetinkol, Oezguel Persil
Smith-Moritz, Andreia M.
Cheng, Gang
Lao, Jeemeng
George, Anthe
Hong, Kunlun
Henry, Robert
Simmons, Blake A.
Heazlewood, Joshua L.
Holmes, Bradley M.
Title Structural and chemical characterization of hardwood from tree species with applications as Bioenergy Feedstocks
Journal name PLoS One   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1932-6203
Publication date 2012-12-01
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0052820
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 7
Issue 12
Start page e52820.1
End page e52820.11
Total pages 11
Place of publication San Francisco, CA, United States
Publisher Public Library of Science
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Eucalypt species are a group of flowering trees widely used in pulp production for paper manufacture. For several decades, the wood pulp industry has focused research and development efforts on improving yields, growth rates and pulp quality through breeding and the genetic improvement of key tree species. Recently, this focus has shifted from the production of high quality pulps to the investigation of the use of eucalypts as feedstocks for biofuel production. Here the structure and chemical composition of the heartwood and sapwood of Eucalyptus dunnii, E. globulus, E. pillularis, E. urophylla, an E. urophylla-E. grandis cross, Corymbia citriodora ssp. variegata, and Acacia mangium were compared using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and biochemical composition analysis. Some trends relating to these compositions were also identified by Fourier transform near infrared (FT-NIR) spectroscopy. These results will serve as a foundation for a more comprehensive database of wood properties that will help develop criteria for the selection of tree species for use as biorefinery feedstocks
Keyword Eucalyptus globulus
Enzymatic hydrolysis
Cell wall (plant)
Lignin modification
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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