Tree Tobacco (Nicotiana Glauca R. Grah.) Stems as a Bioethanol Feedstock

F. Sánchez, M.D. Curt, M. Barreiro, J. Fernández, J.M. Agüera, M. Uceda & G. Zaragoza
The aim of the work is to assess the potential of tree tobacco stems as a bioethanol feedstock. In order to reach this objective a carbohydrate characterization of whole and fractionated stems was done. Different fermentation trials based on first generation bioethanol production were also carried out in order to determine the best procedure for a maximum ethanol concentration in the fermenting media. Higher heating values of different fractions and fermentation bagasses were determined in...