Characterization of Fermentation Residues from the Production of Bio-Ethanol from Lignocellulosic Feedstocks

  title={Characterization of Fermentation Residues from the Production of Bio-Ethanol from Lignocellulosic Feedstocks},
  author={Poulomi Sannigrahi and Arthur J. Ragauskas},
  journal={Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy},
Solid residues from the conversion of four lignocellulosic biomass feedstocks, Miscanthus, Switchgrass, hybrid poplar and red maple, to bioethanol in a pilot plant have been characterized for their lignin and carbohydrate content, heating value, ash content and inorganic elements profile. These residues have also been analyzed with solid-state 13C NMR spectroscopy to understand their bulk chemical composition. The hemicellulose contents of residues from all four feedstocks are significantly… 

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