Butanol production from lignocellulosic biomass wastes

Christopher Tunji Oloyede, Oyetola Ogunkunle, Simeon Olatayo Jekayinfa, Opeyeolu Timothy Laseinde

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The investigation of renewable resources as a substitute for existing resources has been driven by worldwide interest in energy and environmental concerns. Also, future increases in oil prices have stimulated the production of biofuel from less expensive resources. Because of its ability to blend with gasoline efficiently, butanol is known as the next generation of biofuel. As a result, many researchers have sought to use a diverse range of substrates for high butanol output. Surprisingly, lignocellulosic biomass has surpassed other types of feedstocks to become the major substrate. This chapter focuses on the utilization of lignocellulosic biomasses for the purpose of butanol production. The chapter covers the production of butanol and explores different compositions of lignocellulosic biomasses that can be employed in the process. The commonly utilized method for butanol production and the various lignocellulosic biomasses that have been employed in this context is also examined. Additionally, the chapter delves into the evaluation, challenges, and potential areas for future research aimed at enhancing butanol production from lignocellulosic biomasses through the ABE microbial fermentation method. The ultimate goal of such research endeavors is to increase the production, commercial viability, and acceptance of butanol as a biofuel.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWaste Valorization for Bioenergy and Bioproducts
Subtitle of host publicationBiofuels, Biogas, and Value-Added Products
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9780443191718
ISBN (Print)9780443222160
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2024


  • Butanol
  • Energy
  • Lignocellulosic biomass
  • Liquid biofuel
  • Renewable resources

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Chemical Engineering


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