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Table 3 Ethanol mass balances based on 100 g of starting biomass material

From: Comparison of ethanol production from corn cobs and switchgrass following a pyrolysis-based biorefinery approach

Biomass Detoxification route Acetic acid Nitric acid
Ethanol (g) Ethanol % of theoretical Ethanol (g) Ethanol % of theoretical
Corn cobs c) 3.2 14.6 5.9 26.8
b) 3.6 16.5 6.2 27.8
Switchgrass c) 5.7 27.0 5.6 26.8
b) 5.5 26.4 5.4 25.7
Pine wood c) 8.2 41.3
  1. The pine wood value was previously reported by Luque and collaborators [12]. Detoxification route c) was W-EAc-H and route b) was W-H-EAc