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Title: A review of sugarcane bagasse for second-generation bioethanol and biopower production

Sugarcane bagasse is a large-volume agriculture residue that is generated on a ~540 million metric tons per year basis globally 1,2 with the top-three producing countries in Latin America being Brazil (~181 million metric ton yr –1), 3 Mexico 15 million metric ton yr –1), 4 and Colombia 7 million metric ton yr –1), 5 respectively. 6 Given sustainability concerns and the need to maximize the utilization of bioresources, the use of sugarcane bagasse is receiving significant attention in biorefining applications, as it is a promising resource for the conversion to biofuels and biopower. Lastly, this review provides a comprehensive review of bagasse and its chemical constituents and on-going research into its utilization as a feedstock for cellulosic ethanol and electricity generation.
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
  2. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States); Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725; NSF-CBET-1449404
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 10; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 1932-104X
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Joint Institute for Biological Sciences (JIBS); Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC); National Science Foundation (NSF)
Country of Publication:
United States
09 BIOMASS FUELS; sugarcane bagasse; bioethanol; biopower; second-generation
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Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1376577