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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Xylo-Oligosaccharides and Ethanol from Miscanthus: Sustainable Production of Biofuels

Location: Bioenergy Research Unit

Project Number: 5010-41000-161-02
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Aug 31, 2010
End Date: Aug 31, 2015

To demonstrate that fractionation of biomass to produce an enriched xylan stream is compatible with cellulose conversion into ethanol and, furthermore, with high conversion efficiencies.

1. The generated material will be enzymatically hydrolyzed using commercial cellulases and fermented into ethanol using Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast. 2. A carbohydrate and ethanol mass balance will be set up around the incoming biomass and outgoing ethanol; this balance will be used to solve the process efficiency for conversion of biomass into ethanol.

Last Modified: 8/27/2015
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