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Unformatted text preview: Cellulosics To be or not to be bioethanol??? Overview State of the world today What is cellulose? Sources of cellulose Process of bioethanol production Enzymatic Hydrolysis Benefits to cellulose-bioethanol production Challenges to cellulose-bioethanol production Ways to get past these challenges Quizzable Kernels Ethanol Production Today Fuel ethanol production expected to exceed 7.5 billion gallons before 2012 Doubled since 2004 Required 10% of corn produced this year Projections with cellulosic ethanol Ethanol salvaged could be used 67 billion gallons of ethanol=30% gasoline supply What in the world is cellulose? 40-60% of Biomass Produced by Every Living Plant Polysaccharide Existing forms of cellulose Areas of Research University of Tennessee Two Very Closely Related Molecules The Crystalline Structure of Cellulose...
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course ENVIRON 404 taught by Professor Rasmussen during the Fall '11 term at University of Michigan.

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