About The Author

Sibel Imak is a research associate professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering. Production of biofuels, bioproducts and green chemicals from lignocellulosic biomass, Gasification of lignocellulosic biomass in aqueous media, and Developing catalysts for green synthesis and biomass conversion using nanotechnological approaches

A Green Method For Biomass Solubilization: Subcritical Water Process Combined With Microwave Pretreatment

Lignocellulosic biomass materials are attracting increasing attention as renewable, economical, and abundant resources to reduce dependency on petroleum resources and minimize energy and material feedstock costs. Despite their potential, the complex and rigid structures of biomass materials limit their use in such applications. Biomass materials must first be broken down into soluble components (e.g., oligo- and