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Title: Potential feedstock sources for ethanol production in Florida

Abstract

This study presents information on the potential feedstock sources that may be used for ethanol production in Florida. Several potential feedstocks for fuel ethanol production in Florida are discussed, such as, sugarcane, corn, citrus byproducts and sweet sorghum. Other probable impacts need to be analyzed for sugarcane to ethanol production as alternative uses of sugarcane may affect the quantity of sugar production in Florida. While citrus molasses is converted to ethanol as an established process, the cost of ethanol is higher, and the total amount of citrus molasses per year is insignificant. Sorghum cultivars have the potential for ethanol production. However, the agricultural practices for growing sweet sorghum for ethanol have not been established, and the conversion process must be tested and developed at a more expanded level. So far, only corn shipped from other states to Florida has been considered for ethanol production on a commercial scale. The economic feasibility of each of these crops requires further data and technical analysis.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Intelligentsia International, LaBelle, FL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Bioenergy Technologies Office (EE-3B)
OSTI Identifier:
1337333
Report Number(s):
DOE-HENDRYFLA-00303-206; EDIS-FE650
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0000303
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Electronic Data Information Source (EDIS) of UF/IFAS Extension, publication number FE650
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; potential feedstock sources; ethanol production; Florida; sugarcane; corn; citrus byproducts; sweet sorghum

Citation Formats

Rahmani, Mohammad, and Hodges, Alan. Potential feedstock sources for ethanol production in Florida. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2172/1337333.
Rahmani, Mohammad, & Hodges, Alan. Potential feedstock sources for ethanol production in Florida. United States. doi:10.2172/1337333.
Rahmani, Mohammad, and Hodges, Alan. Thu . "Potential feedstock sources for ethanol production in Florida". United States. doi:10.2172/1337333. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1337333.
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abstractNote = {This study presents information on the potential feedstock sources that may be used for ethanol production in Florida. Several potential feedstocks for fuel ethanol production in Florida are discussed, such as, sugarcane, corn, citrus byproducts and sweet sorghum. Other probable impacts need to be analyzed for sugarcane to ethanol production as alternative uses of sugarcane may affect the quantity of sugar production in Florida. While citrus molasses is converted to ethanol as an established process, the cost of ethanol is higher, and the total amount of citrus molasses per year is insignificant. Sorghum cultivars have the potential for ethanol production. However, the agricultural practices for growing sweet sorghum for ethanol have not been established, and the conversion process must be tested and developed at a more expanded level. So far, only corn shipped from other states to Florida has been considered for ethanol production on a commercial scale. The economic feasibility of each of these crops requires further data and technical analysis.},
doi = {10.2172/1337333},
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