Advances in Bioethanol by Pira International Ltd

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The volume of co-products has increased dramatically with the growth in ethanol production. In the US in 2006, ethanol dry mills produced a record 12 million tonnes of distillers grains. 3 Distillers grains from US ethanol refineries, 1999–2006    5POOFT               Source: Based on data from RFA, 2007a Of this, approximately 75–80% is fed to ruminants (dairy and cattle), 18–20% to swine and 3–5% to poultry. Some estimate that production of distillers grains will reach more than 20 million metric tonnes by the time the renewable fuel standard (RFS) is fully implemented in 2012.

Sometimes biological treatments are used in combination with chemical treatments (Graf and Koehler, 2000). Combinations of physical and chemical treatments are also used. Use of dilute acid in steam explosion has been found to improve enzymatic hydrolysis, reduce the production of inhibitory compounds, and lead to more complete removal of hemicellulose. It is possible to recover around 70% of xylose as monomer. Acid catalysed steam explosion is one of the most cost-effective processes for hardwood and agricultural residues, but it is not as effective for softwoods.

Scientists are also developing enzymes that will convert the complex sugars in biomass materials to ethanol. Cornstalks, wheat and rice straw, forestry wastes and switchgrass all show promise as future sources of ethanol. 7 gallons of ethanol, depending on which milling process is used. Only the starch from the corn is used to make ethanol. Most of the substance of the corn kernel remains, leaving the protein and valuable co-products to be used in the production of food for people, livestock feed and various chemicals.

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