TITLE

Cellulosic Ethanol From Corn Stover

AUTHOR(S)
Perry, Ann
PUB. DATE
October 2008
SOURCE
Agricultural Research;Oct2008, Vol. 56 Issue 9, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information about the use of corn stover, or crop residue left after the harvest, in the production of biofuel. Corn stover contains cellulose, but it is currently left on cornfields to prevent erosion and to restore nutrients to the soil. Researchers are examining ways to harvest the cornstalks to determine the most cost-effective technique that takes into consideration soil erosion, soil nutrition, and the quality of the stover. It was found that if the stover were cut at higher levels, the quality of the stover was good for biofuels and enough of the cornstalk remained to help with soil erosion and nutrition.
ACCESSION #
34974410

 

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