Cellulosic Agricultural Residue

Cellulosic agricultural residue is a broad term used to discuss cellulose based residues left after the harvest of a primary agricultural crop. These include everything that we would traditionally think of, such as corn stover, wheat and rice straws, bean stubbles, and potentially even some cover crops. Additionally, residues can take the form of forestry…

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Feedstocks: Agricultural

Agricultural Feedstocks for the renewable energy industry include starch and sugar crops (e.g., corn, sorghum), grass crops (e.g., switch grass, miscanthus), oil crops (e.g., soybean, sunflowers), and crop residues (e.g., corn stover, corn cobs, nut shells).  Agricultural feedstocks can create sustainable paths by using marginal croplands to generate energy products, and by adding value or…

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Biomass Supply Chain Expert – Agriculture

What is an agricultural biomass supply chain expert? Simply put, it is a person that understands the dozens of issues that will affect the production of the tens of thousands of tons of feedstock that a project needs to be profitable as it produces a fuel or chemical.  The expert should know how to get…

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Agricultural Waste Expert

Farming is one of the largest industries in the world and generates significant amounts of agricultural waste. This waste has been targeted as a prime feedstock for the production of energy, fuel, and chemicals. It comes in two broad categories. One of the categories contains the materials left over from the production of crops. These…

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Agricultural Biomass

The is a PowerPoint about Agricultural Biomass, by Lee Enterprises Consulting expert, Glenn Farris, named by European Institutional Investors Services as one of the 5 most influential people in renewable energy in North America.  Glenn has spent over 25 years in project development as well as developing, advising and commercializing new technology in the biomass…

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Biomass Conversion Agitation

Biomass Conversion Agitation.  This PowerPoint by Lee Enterprises Expert, Greg Benz, discussed wet conversion (rather than pyrolysis) of cellulosic materials that can be hydrolyzed into sugars and then converted into biofuels.  It talks about the conversion of corn stover, switchgrass, MSW and wood chips, using batch, fed batch, continuous flow and agitation systems. It also…

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Feedstocks for Lignocellulosic Biofuel Production

What feedstocks are used for lignocellulosic biofuel production? Many different feedstocks can be used for biofuel production. If the process route consists of gasification/pyrolysis followed by a Fisher-Tropsch process, most feedstocks behave similarly. However, if the enzymatic route followed by fermentation is used, each feedstock behaves differently. Most require pre-treatment prior to hydrolysis. Pre-treatment methods…

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Cellulosic Ethanol Experts

Cellulosic ethanol is a biofuel produced from the fibrous cellulose and hemicellulose fractions of herbaceous (switchgrass, corn stover, miscanthus) or woody biomass, as opposed to a plant’s seeds or fruit, and the cellulosic ethanol expert deals with these feedstocks that are mostly inedible, eliminating the “food v. fuel” arguments that sometime surround standard biofuels. Almost…

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