Life Cycle, Sustainability, and Economic Analysis of Cellulosic Ethanol from Grass Straw in Pacific Northwest US

The deliverables from the project will be: (1) An engineering process and economic model for ethanol from grass straw that includes the effect of process scale up on natural resource consumption. (2) Life cycle assessment (LCA) and exergy analysis for the grass straw production in Pacific Northwest, specifically Willamette Valley. (3) Effect of endophytes in grass straw on ethanol yields from (4) Four peer reviewed publications (Process modeling, LCA, Exergy analysis and effect of endophyte on ethanol yields) are expected from this research.

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


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $146574
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

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

    Johnson, Shawn

  • Principal Investigators:

    Murthy, Ganti

  • Start Date: 20090401
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090331

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01575542
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 4 2015 9:30AM