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Bio Ethanol Production - Raw Materials

Raw materials used for Ethanol Bio-fuel production.

Ethanol can be used as an gasoline extender in "gasohol" - which is

  • petrol (gasoline) with up to approximately 25% ethanol

Ethanol can be produced by fermenting different raw materials. The ethanol yields for some typical used raw materials are indicated below

Bio Ethanol Production - Yield vs. Raw Materials
MaterialEthanol Yield
(literethanol / kgraw_material)(literethanol / m2land_area)
Cassava roots 0.18 0.05 - 0.4
Maize grain 0.36 0.03 - 0.2
Sugar cane stalks 0.07 0.04 - 1.2
Sweet potato roots 0.12 0.1 - 0.5
Wood 0.16 0.02 - 0.4

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