Develop Comprehensive Understanding and Utilization of Sorghum Stover and Brown Midrib Forage Sorghum for Ethanol Production

The objective of this research project is to develop a comprehensive understanding and use of regular sorghum stover and brown midrib sorghum (sorghum biomass) for ethanol production by evaluating physical properties and chemical composition, pretreatment technologies to increase fermentable sugar yields, increase ethanol yields by identifying and reducing inhibitors and investigate energy balance issues (inputs and outputs).

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


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  • Status: Completed
  • 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:

    Kansas State University

    Manhattan, KS  United States  66506
  • Principal Investigators:

    Wang, Donghai

  • Start Date: 20070701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090630
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31326

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01572235
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 4 2015 1:01AM