Reference Type: Electronic Resource
Title: Wheat straw for ethanol production in Washington: a resource, technical, and economic assessment
Primary Authors: Kerstetter,James D.;Washington State University. Cooperative Extension Energy Program.
Published: 2001, Washington State University, Cooperative Extension Energy Program,
Abstract: Washington State is one of the major wheat producing states in the country. The open field burning of straw is being reduced and possibly eliminated. Concurrently, the interest in using cellulosic materials for the production of ethanol fuels increases as the conversion technologies improves, the price of crude oil increases, the national dependence on imported oil increases, and the need for an oxygenate replacement for methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) grows. The purpose of this report is to assess the availability of wheat straw, the status of the conversion technologies, and the economics of ethanol production from wheat straw.
Ag Matters Catalog ID: 12