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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Process for Obtaining Cellulose Acetate from Agricultural By-Products

item Biswas, Atanu
item Saha, Badal
item Lawton Jr, John
item Shogren, Randal
item Willett, Julious

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: February 15, 2007
Publication Date: March 31, 2007
Citation: Biswas, A., Saha, B.C., Lawton Jr, J.W., Shogren, R.L., Willett, J.L. 2007. PROCESS FOR OBTAINING CELLULOSE ACETATE FROM AGRICULTURAL BY-PRODUCTS. Meeting Abstract. xx.

Technical Abstract: A method of preparation of commercially useful product, cellulose acetate from discarded byproducts such as rice-straw, wheat hull and corn fiber will be discussed. This work will provide potential new markets and applications for low-value agricultural wastes and co-products. By converting the cellulose in these residues into cellulose acetate as opposed to saccharifying cellulose to glucose the overall cost of producing ethanol from lignocellulosic biomass may be reduced.

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