• Valorizing Prickly Pear Cladodes via Methane‐Arrested Anaerobic Digestion for Carboxylic Acid Production

    2 days ago - By Wiley

    Abstract
    To address climate change, liquid biofuels are an essential alternative to fossil fuels, especially for transportation. The carboxylate platform uses methane-arrested anaerobic digestion to ferment biomass to carboxylic acids, which can be chemically converted to liquid fuels via the carboxylate platform. Most biomass sources require expensive pretreatments to remove lignin; however, prickly pear cladodes have low lignin content and therefore do not require pretreatment. Furthermore, this sugar-rich feedstock is readily digested to high concentrations of carboxylic acids. At...
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