Biofuels: Converting the biomasses

Johnson, Russell
January 2013
Nature Chemistry;Jan2013, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p5
Academic Journal
The article discusses the conversion of waste biomass to biofuels which includes the separation of two chemical mixture such as cellulose and hemicelluloses.


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