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Bioenergy by Anju Dahiya

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Chapter 3

Bioenergy

Biomass to Biofuels Glossary of Terms and Convertion Factors

US Department of Energy1,2     1Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA     2Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, USA

Glossary of Terms

Acid hydrolysis: The treatment of cellulosic, starch, or hemicellulosic materials using acid solutions (usually mineral acids) to break down the polysaccharides to simple sugars.
Aerobic fermentation: Fermentation processes that require the presence of oxygen.
Agricultural residue: Agricultural crop residues are the plant parts, primarily stalks and leaves, not removed from the fields with the primary food or fiber product. Examples include corn stover (stalks, leaves, husks, and cobs), wheat straw, and rice straw.
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