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Table 7 Thermochemical parameters used for the pretreatment of stem material of 23 maize silage hybrids diverging in cell wall digestibility

From: Maize feedstocks with improved digestibility reduce the costs and environmental impacts of biomass pretreatment and saccharification

Processing severity Temperature (°C) Duration (min) Acid loadinga (%) Solids loadingb (%)
Low 150 30 0.07 3.3
Low-mid 150 20 0.17 3.3
Mid-high 175 10 0.17 3.3
High 180 10 0.34 3.3
  1. a98 % H2SO4 (w/v %)
  2. bPretreatment-slurry solids to liquid ratio (w/v %)