Surviving a Raw Vegan Diet

People who had never tried a raw vegan diet have a hard time understanding the limits it entails. Does this mean that practitioners of this dietary strategy consume only raw fruits and vegetables? Not necessarily, the entire point is to avoid cooking or frying highly nutritious foods on the temperature that exceeds 46°C (or 114.8°F), so […]

Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass

Lignocellulosic biomass consists mainly of lignin and polysaccharides cellulose and hemicellulose. Compared with the production of ethanol from first-generation feedstocks, the use of lignocellulosic biomass is more complicated because the polysaccharides are more stable and the pentose sugars are not readily fermentable by Saccharomyces cerevisiae.  In order to convert lignocellulosic biomass to biofuels the polysaccharides must […]