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Title: Wheat as a feedstock for fuel ethanol

Abstract

Canadian Prairie Spring and Soft White Spring wheats, which contained high levels of starch, gave higher concentrations of ethanol after fermentation than was obtained with high-protein Hard Red Spring wheat. Dry milling to remove fiber and to concentrate the starch in the flour resulted in even greater increases in ethanol content of the beer, although final ethanol yields were reduced on a per ton of wheat basis. However, preprocessing of the grain would increase the throughput rate and capacity of ethanol plants. It was estimated that bran removal could increase plant capacity by 20.3-26.4%, based on the three market classes evaluated in this study. The bran fraction separated from grain during preprocessing could increase revenue from sale of coproducts, thus improving the ratio of grain cost to revenue. 5 refs., 7 figs., 4 tabs.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Saskatchewan Research Council, Saskatoon (Canada)
  2. Univ. of Saskatchewan (Canada)
OSTI Identifier:
6842657
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 45-46; Journal ID: ISSN 0273-2289
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; ETHANOL FUELS; PRODUCTION; WHEAT; FERMENTATION; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS; ALCOHOL FUELS; BIOCONVERSION; CEREALS; ECONOMICS; FUELS; GRAMINEAE; LILIOPSIDA; MAGNOLIOPHYTA; PLANTS; SYNTHETIC FUELS; 090900* - Biomass Fuels- Processing- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Sosulski, K, and Sosulski, F. Wheat as a feedstock for fuel ethanol. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1007/BF02941796.
Sosulski, K, & Sosulski, F. Wheat as a feedstock for fuel ethanol. United States. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02941796
Sosulski, K, and Sosulski, F. . "Wheat as a feedstock for fuel ethanol". United States. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02941796.
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author = {Sosulski, K and Sosulski, F},
abstractNote = {Canadian Prairie Spring and Soft White Spring wheats, which contained high levels of starch, gave higher concentrations of ethanol after fermentation than was obtained with high-protein Hard Red Spring wheat. Dry milling to remove fiber and to concentrate the starch in the flour resulted in even greater increases in ethanol content of the beer, although final ethanol yields were reduced on a per ton of wheat basis. However, preprocessing of the grain would increase the throughput rate and capacity of ethanol plants. It was estimated that bran removal could increase plant capacity by 20.3-26.4%, based on the three market classes evaluated in this study. The bran fraction separated from grain during preprocessing could increase revenue from sale of coproducts, thus improving the ratio of grain cost to revenue. 5 refs., 7 figs., 4 tabs.},
doi = {10.1007/BF02941796},
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