Application of microwave energy in the processing of lignocellulosic biomass

Gopu Raveendran Nair, Deepak Kumar, Ashutosh Singh

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Microwave (MW) heating is a highly promising alternative to conventional thermal processing technologies for lignocellulosic materials. This chapter discusses the theory of MW energy and its application in converting lignocellulosic biomass into biofuel and bioproducts. This includes both MW pretreatments and MW-assisted conversion of various biomass into biofuels. Key technical challenges and opportunities are presented with integrated technologies and innovative approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Lignocellulosic Biofuel Production Systems
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9780323911924
ISBN (Print)9780323913447
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023


  • Microwave
  • biofuel
  • lignocellulose
  • microwave-pretreatment
  • thermochemical conversion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Energy


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