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Bioethanol production from sugarcane grown in heavy metal-contaminated soils

Xie, J, Weng, Q, Ye, G, Luo, S, Zhu, R, Zhang, A, Chen, X and Lin, C 2014, 'Bioethanol production from sugarcane grown in heavy metal-contaminated soils' , BioResources, 9 (2) , pp. 2509-2520.

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Field and laboratory experiments were conducted to evaluate the feasibility of bioethanol production using the juice of sugarcane grown in heavy metal-contaminated soils. The results suggest that the sugar concentration was not adversely affected when the sugarcane was grown in the heavy metal-contaminated soil. Although the juice of sugarcane grown in contaminated soil contained elevated levels of heavy metals, sugar fermentation and ethanol production were not adversely affected when five selected yeast species were used to mediate the processes. The preliminary research findings obtained from this study have implications for developing cost-effective technologies for simultaneous bioethanol production and soil clean-up using heavy metal-contaminated soils for energy sugarcane farming.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: BioResources
Publisher: North Carolina State University
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1930-2126
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Funders: State Forestry Administration of China, Guangdong Science and Technology Program, National Science and Technology Support Project
Depositing User: C Lin
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2015 17:11
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2015 17:11

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