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Which of these is not one of the main biomass feedstocks?

(a) Sugar

(b) Starch

(c) Lignocellulose

(d) Hemicellulose

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This interesting question is from Microbial Production of Fuels topic in chapter Bioleaching and Biomining for Recovery of Resources of Environmental Biotechnology

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The correct answer is (d) Hemicellulose

For explanation I would say: Hemicellulose is not one of the main biomass feedstocks as it is demanded from the pretreatment of lignocellulose. Lignocellulose includes grains, potatoes, cassava and the pretreatment as these are cellulose and hemicellulose.

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