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Lynd 8 (0:44)
Topic(s): Biofuels
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Actually, for the entire time I've been involved with this field, I've been interested in using cellulosic biomass and that's essentially the structural part of plant matter. So examples could be grasses are-are very promising; some-some sorts of agricultural residues left over from— that are not currently used; some industrial residues, like waste paper sludge, that now goes to landfills; wood chips are attractive materials. Many– Municipal solid waste is primarily— the largest single component by far is cellulose, although there's some complications with accessing that. So it's the fibrous structural part of plant matter. It has little or no nutritional value in many forms in which it comes to us.



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