DEGRADATION OF LIGNOCELLULOSIS IN RUMINANTS AND IN INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES
Increasing knowledge of the influence of the structure of the cell walls and the effects of chemical and mechanical pretreatments of liguocellulosics may open new avenues for future industrial processing. These new insights mainly concern straw, but they may also help develop new industrial markets for the various other wasted or under utilised lignocellulosis, such as cereal, rape and seed (grass) straw, sunflower and corn stalks, reeds, wood wastes, bark, press cakes or residues of olives, grapes, bagasses etc. In feed technology, relatively simple and cheap pre treatments (using alkali, SO-2, steam, mechanical treatment, and fungi) are being tried in order to improve the digestibility or the feeding value of the whole product (straw for example) so that it can be fed effectively to ruminants. These kind of pretreatments can generally be applied on a small scale at farm level.
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Record Number: 1989126020701 / Last updated on: 1989-01-01
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