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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Fuel Ethanol Production from Crop Residues: Current Status and Future Prospects

Authors
item Saha, Badal
item Cotta, Michael

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: February 21, 2007
Publication Date: February 21, 2007
Citation: Saha, B.C., Cotta, M.A. 2007. Fuel ethanol production from crop residues: current status and future prospects [abstract]. Prairie Grain Development. Paper No. 1.

Technical Abstract: In 2006, about 5 billion gallons of ethanol were produced from corn starch in the U.S.A. Various agricultural residues such as corn stover, wheat straw, rice straw, and barley straw can serve as low-cost lignocellulosic feedstocks for conversion to fuel ethanol. In this presentation, current state of technology development for conversion of these agricultural residues to fuel ethanol will be reviewed. The prospects for commercial production of ethanol from lignocellulose will be discussed.

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