Effect of compositional variability of distillers' grains on cellulosic ethanol production.

@article{Kim2010EffectOC,
  title={Effect of compositional variability of distillers' grains on cellulosic ethanol production.},
  author={Youngmi Kim and Rick Hendrickson and Nathan S Mosier and Michael R Ladisch and Bryan D. Bals and Venkatesh Balan and Bruce E Dale and Bruce S. Dien and Michael A. Cotta},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  year={2010},
  volume={101 14},
  pages={5385-93}
}
In a dry grind ethanol plant, approximately 0.84kg of dried distillers' grains with solubles (DDGS) is produced per liter of ethanol. The distillers' grains contain the unhydrolyzed and unprocessed cellulosic fraction of corn kernels, which could be further converted to ethanol or other valuable bioproducts by applying cellulose conversion technology. Its compositional variability is one of the factors that could affect the overall process design and economics. In this study, we present… CONTINUE READING