Availability of corn stover as a sustainable feedstock for bioethanol production.

@article{Kadam2003AvailabilityOC,
  title={Availability of corn stover as a sustainable feedstock for bioethanol production.},
  author={Kiran Kadam and James D. McMillan},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  year={2003},
  volume={88 1},
  pages={17-25}
}
The amount of corn stover that can be sustainably collected is estimated to be 80-100 million dry tonnes/yr (t/yr), a majority of which would be available to ethanol plants in the near term as only a small portion is currently used for other applications. Potential long-term demand for corn stover by non-fermentative applications in the United States is estimated to be about 20 million dry t/yr, assuming that corn stover-based products replace 50% of both hardwood pulp and wood-based… CONTINUE READING

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