Development of a Process for Bioethanol Production using Eastern Redcedar

Eastern Redcedar is quickly spreading over the Central Plains and destroying grasslands. Ethanol production from redcedar has the potential to utilize much of the redcedar cleared during grassland restoration. Redcedar ethanol production is expected to reduce costs of redcedar removal, thus increasing the availability of land for pasture and crop production, including bioenergy crops. As such, the objectives of this project are to: 1) Determine if steam explosion can be used to pretreat redcedar to produce ethanol. 2) Assess the quality of the oil recovered from steam explosion. The expected outcomes of this project are information on process parameters and potential product yields that will guide future research and process design and an assessment of the quality of oil produced.

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


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $67502.00
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

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

    Johnson, Shawn

  • Performing Organizations:

    Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

    Stillwater, OK  United States  74078
  • Principal Investigators:

    Wilkins, Mark

  • Start Date: 20091201
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20121130
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31392

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01572194
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 4 2015 1:00AM