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Table 1 Glucose concentration at 24 and 48 h and initial apparent rates of glucose production during enzymatic saccharification of lignocellulosic substrates

From: Understanding the structural and chemical changes of plant biomass following steam explosion pretreatment

Substrate Pretreatment severity (CSF) Glucose concentration (g/L)a Initial apparent rate (mg/L/min)
24 h 48 h
Miscanthus × giganteus Untreated 1.66 ± 0.06 1.82 ± 0.09 10.8 ± 1.4
2.0 7.79 ± 0.51 8.42 ± 0.18 46.7 ± 3.3
2.6 10.78 ± 0.57 10.48 ± 0.38 68.7 ± 4.4
2.7 10.67 ± 0.62 10.67 ± 0.47 71.2 ± 3.4
2.8 10.16 ± 0.18 10.11 ± 0.30 70.8 ± 3.3
Poplar Untreated 0.62 ± 0.07 0.71 ± 0.13 20.1 ± 1.9
2.0 5.68 ± 0.30 7.87 ± 0.66 42.5 ± 5.2
2.6 9.64 ± 0.35 9.87 ± 0.23 56.6 ± 3.1
2.8 9.73 ± 0.25 10.15 ± 0.51 58.1 ± 7.5
Wheat straw Untreated 4.10 ± 0.08 4.41 ± 0.06 41.9 ± 5.0
2.0 8.40 ± 0.10 9.06 ± 0.02 82.2 ± 8.9
2.6 10.23 ± 0.09 10.46 ± 0.02 91.7 ± 11.4
2.7 10.37 ± 0.06 10.31 ± 0.10 67.1 ± 6.7
2.8 10.20 ± 0.04 10.36 ± 0.25 68.1 ± 1.9
  1. aExpressed as mean ± SD of triplicate