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Cellulosic Ethanol Production Value Chain

Cellulosic Ethanol Production Value Chain

 Value Chain Description

Before the feedstock is used for producing cellulosic ethanol, it has to be harvested and transported to the biofuel plant or refinery.

Upstream Logistics - Starting with the biomass feedstock production, the next steps in this process are the harvesting of biomass, storing the harvested biomass, and transporting the resulting biomass to the conversion plant for conversion to fuel via biochemical or thermochemical methods.

Biomass Handling – The biomass goes through a size-reduction step to make it easier to handle and to make the ethanol production process more efficient. For example, agricultural residues go through a grinding process, and wood goes through a chipping process to achieve a uniform particle size.

 

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