Improving sustainability of maize to ethanol processing by plant breeding and process optimization

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Abstract

Efficient management of plant resources is essential for a sustainable biobased economy. The biomass conversion efficiency and sustainability performance depend greatly on the choice of feedstock and the applied processing technology. The aim of this research was to enhance the biomass use of maize stover for bioethanol production, by combining plant breeding of the maize feedstock with various pretreatment severities and applying an exploratory assessment of the environmental and economic impacts. We found that systematic genetic gains of cell wall digestibility can lead to significant advances in the total glucose productivity and also in the sustainability performance. The best maize characteristics tested led to a total glucose productivity of 3.7 ton per hectare using mild processing conditions. This matches the highest realizable yields under severe processing conditions. In the best scenarios the environmental and economic impacts of operating conditions were reduced by 15% compared to the benchmark.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 25th European Biomass Conference
Place of PublicationStockholm
PublisherEUBCE
Pages1031-1033
ISBN (Print)9788889407172
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event25th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 12 Jun 201815 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameEuropean Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings
ISSN (Print)2282-5819

Conference

Conference25th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period12/06/1815/06/18

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economic impact
feedstocks
plant breeding
environmental impact
ethanol
glucose
corn
corn stover
biomass
ethanol production
processing technology
genetic improvement
pretreatment
digestibility
cell walls

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Slegers, P. M., Torres Salvador, A. F., van Boxtel, A. J. B., & Trindade, L. M. (2017). Improving sustainability of maize to ethanol processing by plant breeding and process optimization. In Proceedings of the 25th European Biomass Conference (pp. 1031-1033). (European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings). Stockholm: EUBCE. https://doi.org/10.5071/25thEUBCE2017-3CO.15.2
Slegers, P.M. ; Torres Salvador, A.F. ; van Boxtel, A.J.B. ; Trindade, L.M. / Improving sustainability of maize to ethanol processing by plant breeding and process optimization. Proceedings of the 25th European Biomass Conference. Stockholm : EUBCE, 2017. pp. 1031-1033 (European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings).
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Proceedings of the 25th European Biomass Conference. Stockholm : EUBCE, 2017. p. 1031-1033 (European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings).

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Slegers PM, Torres Salvador AF, van Boxtel AJB, Trindade LM. Improving sustainability of maize to ethanol processing by plant breeding and process optimization. In Proceedings of the 25th European Biomass Conference. Stockholm: EUBCE. 2017. p. 1031-1033. (European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.5071/25thEUBCE2017-3CO.15.2