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Type: Theses
Title: Characterization of agro-industrial residues and development of processing strategies for conversion to bioethanol
Author: Corbin, Kendall R.
Issue Date: 2015
School/Discipline: School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Abstract: Renewable sources of chemical energy, such as plant biomass, are needed for synthesizing future liquid transportation fuels. However, the structural complexity and heterogeneity of plant biomass can result in low rates of carbohydrate-to-fuel conversion and often requires costly pre-processing techniques. As a result, plant materials that are abundant, cheap to produce, are socially responsible and have an easily amendable composition are required. Two agro-industrial biomasses derived from Agave and Vitis vinifera (grape) marc are studied here to determine their chemical compositions, their efficiency of conversion to fermentable sugars and to estimate subsequent ethanol yields.
Advisor: Betts, Natalie S.
Byrt, Caitlin S.
Fincher, Geoffrey Bruce
Burton, Rachel Anita
Dissertation Note: Thesis (Ph.D.) (Research by Publication) -- University of Adelaide, School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, 2015.
Keywords: biofuel
grape marc
vitis vinifera
plant cell wall
Research by Publication
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DOI: 10.4225/55/595da84839d66
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