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Fueling a sustainable future with 1G ethanol

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Bioethanol – also called 1G ethanol or conventional ethanol – is a biofuel from organic material, ranging from multiple grain crops, to agricultural and agro-industrial waste. This organic material is collectively known as biomass: the main feedstock used in producing bioethanol. For comparison purposes, fossil fuels such as oil, coal and gas are the remnants […]

What is cellulosic ethanol? Production, challenges & opportunities of 2G ethanol

photo of a 2g ethanol biorefinry surrounded by sugarcane fields

Cellulosic ethanol, also referred to as “2G ethanol”, “second-generation” or “advanced biofuel” is ethanol produced from a plant fiber called cellulose. Cellulose makes up the cell wall of plant cells, it is a polymer consisting of glucose molecules linked in a long chain, often with various chemical modifications. Humans and most domestic animals cannot digest […]