from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A combination of lignin and cellulose that strengthens woody plant cells.
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- n. The combination of lignin and cellulose in the structural cells of woody plants.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The material of which woody tissue principally consists.
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These conclusions are in accordance with the experimental facts, and, taken together with the new evidence we have accumulated from a study of the lignocellulose esters, we may sum up the constitutional points as follows: The lignocellulose is a complex of
The two polymers, collectively called lignocellulose, are very insoluble, resistant to common chemicals and mechanical breakage, and are a superior substance for providing strength and structure to plants.
This is because they're locked up within a substance known as lignocellulose, which provides structural support for plant cell walls.
More promising have been recent advances in turning lignocellulose, the stuff that makes up the cell walls in plants, into ethanol and other fuels: that would allow us to use grasses, wood chips, straw and other non-food as biomass.
There are two main flows of C substrates from plants: plant litter formation with lignocellulose as a main component resistant to microbial breakdown; and the continuous supply of readily available C monomers (root and foliage exudation).
The proportions of these components vary among lignocellulose materials.
Much of the research on ethanol processes is aimed at improving pretreatment for lignocellulose feedstocks to enhance the efficiency and reduce the cost of their hydrolysis to sugars.
Furthermore, it is much easier to dissolve pure cellulose than to extract cellulose from lignocellulose.
Irradiation, milling, and simple heating have also been used to break down lignocellulose.
Operating a pilot plant based on current technology and planting fast-growing species of trees for biomass (such as leucaena or eucalyptus) as potential sources of renewable lignocellulose feedstock will enable organizational and management requirements to be identified in practice.