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June 25, 2013

Techno-economic Analysis and Life-cycle Assessment of Cellulosic Isobutanol and Comparison with Cellulosic Ethanol and N-Butanol

This work presents a detailed analysis of the production design and economics of the cellulosic isobutanol conversion processes and compares cellulosic isobutanol with cellulosic ethanol and n-butanol in the areas of fuel properties and engine compatibility, fermentation technology, product purification process design and energy consumption...

February 14, 2013

High Gravity and High Cell Density Mitigate Some of the Fermentation Inhibitory Effects of Softwood Hydrolysates

After steam pretreatment of lignocellulosic substrates the fermentation of the biomass derived sugars to ethanol is typically problematic because of both the generally low sugar concentrations that can be supplied and the presence of naturally occurring and process derived inhibitors.

August 18, 2011

Berkeley Lab Opens Advanced Biofuels Facility

The ABPDU will help meet the challenge of scaling the production of advanced biofuels from liter quantities to tens of liters