Giant king grass study shows potential for biochems, fuels

February 15, 2011 |

In California, Viaspace has released results of testing that shows its Giant King Grass has essentially the same properties as corn stover and wheat straw, which are current leading candidate feedstocks for making not only cellulosic biofuels but also a wide range of biochemicals. The detailed testing of Giant King Grass included sugar and lignin content, several levels of pretreatment, and enzymatic hydrolysis to sugars. The party that conducted the tests independently and at their own expense was not named.

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