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Incremental biomass losses during the harvest and storage of energy crops decrease the effective crop yield at the biorefinery gate. These losses can affect the environmental performance of biofuels from cellulosic feedstocks by indirectly increasing agricultural inputs per unit of fuel and increasing direct emissions of pollutants during biomass(More)
Land availability for growing feedstocks at scale is a crucial concern for the bioenergy industry. Feedstock production on land not well-suited to growing conventional crops, or marginal land, is often promoted as ideal, although there is a poor understanding of the qualities, quantity, and distribution of marginal lands in the United States. We examine the(More)
Packaged samples of three bioenergy feedstocks—sweet sorghum, corn stover, and switchgrass—were stored indoors under aerobic conditions to determine the change in chemical composition, track loss of specific chemical constituents, and determine the impact of dry matter loss on saccharification yields with and without pretreatment. Biomass samples were(More)
Emery, Isaac R. Ph.D., Purdue University, December 2013. Direct and Indirect Emissions of Greenhouse Gases During Biomass Storage: Implications for Life Cycle Assessment of Biofuels. Major Professor: Nathan Mosier. Ethanol and other biofuels from cellulosic feedstocks are currently the most promising candidates to replace a large fraction of gasoline(More)
Bill Greenough's work provides a framework for thinking about synaptogenesis not only as a key step in the initial wiring of neural systems according to a species typical plan (i.e., experience-expectant development), but also as a mechanism for storing information based an individual's unique experience over its lifetime (i.e., experience-dependent(More)
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