Conversion of biomass to ethanol is an attractive route for biomass utilization because ethanol can be easily assimilated by the liquid fuel and chemical markets. Ethanol is somewhat unique as a fermentation product because it can be part of both markets. This market diversity gives long-range stability to ethanol fermentation projects by uncoupling them from the vagaries of the liquid fuels market. This discussion will treat ethanol as a liquid fuel; however, its value as a chemical feedstock could be an even greater incentive for its production from biomass.


Ethanol Production Batch Fermentation Liquid Fuel Waste Stream Ethanol Fermentation 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Brandt
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  1. 1.Stone and Webster Engineering CorporationBostonUSA

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