Influence of Alternative Pretreatment Strategies on Cellulosic Ethanol Production Using Simultaneous Saccharification and Fermentation of High Solids

The objective of this research project is to improve efficiency of ethanol production from Switchgrass through basic research into the inhibitory by-products that build up during conversion process. The experimental approach - which is about to commence -- includes two parallel studies with switchgrass and mixed prairie biomass (MPB). The first study will consist of a series of cellulase binding experiments with swichgrass and MPB, and the second study will use Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy to analyze the same biomass substrates.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Advanced Research, Biobased Research


  • English


  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $99999.00
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    Department of Transportation
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Johnson, Shawn

  • Performing Organizations:

    Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY  United States  14853
  • Principal Investigators:

    Grossett, James

  • Start Date: 20070801
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090731
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31309

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01572513
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 8 2015 1:01AM