Carlen Ensley | 3/27/2012 12:57:22 AM
An existing flexible and multi-feedstock LSU AgCenter processing facility will be expanded
to the processing capacity of 1-2 tons/hr.
The feedstocks selected based on the inputs from the agricultural R&D program will be
grown and harvested at the LSU AgCenter research stations and processed at the multi-
feedstock pilot facility to syrup phase.
Pretreatment technologies will be evaluated on the fiber portion of the feedstock, obtained
from pilot plant operations and optimized for the release of monomeric sugars for the
production of butanol, gasoline and chemicals.
Full production cycle for butanol production from sweet sorghum and energy cane will be
demonstrated in the pilot facility.
Experimental lots of energy cane and sweet sorghum will be preprocessed at the pilot
facility and shipped to our industry partners.
Mass and energy balances for the various operating scenarios will be established for each
pathway of conversion of sweet sorghum and energy cane into fuels and chemicals.
A portion of the plant fiber will be used in the boilers to generate renewable power and heat
required for a specific conversion technology.
The project environmental team will gather data on the quality and quantity of water influent
and effluent for each end product and incorporate the information into an integrated life cycle
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