ETHANOL PRODUCTION IN OKLAHOMA By: Andrew Abatiell, Jason Ireland, Joseph Odusina, Daniel Silva Rajoo, Zafar Zaidi Capstone Design Project- University of Oklahoma - Spring 2003 Executive Summary The objective of this study was to determine the feasibility of ethanol production in Oklahoma by using a mathematical model. The study was divided into 5 major sections and was addressed in the following order: market demand, feedstock selection, plant and feedstock location, processing technology, and the mathematical model. To begin the study, a market analysis was performed to determine the future demand of ethanol. The study indicated that if MTBE is banned, the future of ethanol production is promising due to an increased demand. In the second section of the study, potential feedstocks for ethanol production were chosen based on crop availability, crop composition, byproduct formation, and ethanol yield. The potential feedstocks selected were switchgrass, grain sorghum, and wheat. For each crop, transportation, storage, and harvesting costs were
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