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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 globally1,2 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