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Production of alcohols and other oxygenates from fossil fuels and renewables : final report for IEA Alternative Motor Fuels Agreement Program of research and development on alternative motor fuels, Annex 4/Phase 2

Abstract

The objective of the International Energy Agency's (IEA's) Alternative Motor Fuels Agreement Program was to exchange information on the production of alcohols and other oxygenates between 6 participating countries including Canada, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden and the United States. Various production methods were reviewed in an effort to identify potential areas of cooperative research programs. The original scope was to examine the production of alcohols and other oxygenates from fossil fuels only, but some participants examined their production from renewables. This report provided a brief description of the Annex and the list of participants. It presented the Operating Agent's Report and contained a summary of the contributions submitted by participating countries by topic. In Canada, Iogen of Ottawa, Ontario has conducted a study on the energy, carbon and economic budgets estimated for wheat grain, corn grain, wheat straw, and switchgrass. Iogen has developed a process for fermenting wheat straw and switchgrass into ethanol. Most research has focused on enzymatic hydrolysis processes because of the low yields inherent in dilute acid hydrolysis processes. Enzymes hydrolyze the cellulose to glucose without producing any degradation products, thereby yielding high quantity products with no toxicity. Future bioethanol production will probably be cellulosic-based rather  More>>
Authors:
Vancea, L [1] 
  1. Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, ON (Canada)
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1995
Product Type:
Miscellaneous
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Jul 1995
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; BIOMASS CONVERSION PLANTS; ALCOHOL FUELS; ETHANOL PLANTS; RAW MATERIALS; CELLULOSE; FERMENTATION; AGRICULTURAL WASTES
Sponsoring Organizations:
International Energy Agency, Paris (France)
OSTI ID:
20468855
Research Organizations:
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo (Finland); Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, ON (Canada)
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: CA0401309
Availability:
Available from the Environmental Assessment Office of Environmental Affairs, Natural Resources Canada, 580 Booth Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E4 or from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, P.O. Box 1000, Finland, 02044 or from the Internet at www.vtt.fi/virtual/amf/pdf/annex_iv_final_report.pdf
Submitting Site:
CANM
Size:
111 pages
Announcement Date:
Jun 25, 2004

Citation Formats

Vancea, L. Production of alcohols and other oxygenates from fossil fuels and renewables : final report for IEA Alternative Motor Fuels Agreement Program of research and development on alternative motor fuels, Annex 4/Phase 2. Canada: N. p., 1995. Web.
Vancea, L. Production of alcohols and other oxygenates from fossil fuels and renewables : final report for IEA Alternative Motor Fuels Agreement Program of research and development on alternative motor fuels, Annex 4/Phase 2. Canada.
Vancea, L. 1995. "Production of alcohols and other oxygenates from fossil fuels and renewables : final report for IEA Alternative Motor Fuels Agreement Program of research and development on alternative motor fuels, Annex 4/Phase 2." Canada.
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title = {Production of alcohols and other oxygenates from fossil fuels and renewables : final report for IEA Alternative Motor Fuels Agreement Program of research and development on alternative motor fuels, Annex 4/Phase 2}
author = {Vancea, L}
abstractNote = {The objective of the International Energy Agency's (IEA's) Alternative Motor Fuels Agreement Program was to exchange information on the production of alcohols and other oxygenates between 6 participating countries including Canada, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden and the United States. Various production methods were reviewed in an effort to identify potential areas of cooperative research programs. The original scope was to examine the production of alcohols and other oxygenates from fossil fuels only, but some participants examined their production from renewables. This report provided a brief description of the Annex and the list of participants. It presented the Operating Agent's Report and contained a summary of the contributions submitted by participating countries by topic. In Canada, Iogen of Ottawa, Ontario has conducted a study on the energy, carbon and economic budgets estimated for wheat grain, corn grain, wheat straw, and switchgrass. Iogen has developed a process for fermenting wheat straw and switchgrass into ethanol. Most research has focused on enzymatic hydrolysis processes because of the low yields inherent in dilute acid hydrolysis processes. Enzymes hydrolyze the cellulose to glucose without producing any degradation products, thereby yielding high quantity products with no toxicity. Future bioethanol production will probably be cellulosic-based rather than grain-based. refs., tabs., figs.}
place = {Canada}
year = {1995}
month = {Jul}
}