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Dividing corn stover makes ethanol conversion more efficient

October 25, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Not all parts of a corn stalk are equal, and they shouldn't be treated that way when creating cellulosic ethanol, say Purdue University researchers. When corn stover is processed to make cellulosic ethanol, everything is ground down and blended together. But a research team found that three distinct parts of the stover  the rind, pith and leaves  break down in different ways.
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