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Department
Geography
Course
GEOG 3EE3
Professor
Maureen Padden
Semester
Winter

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Biomass: - Total input = 6.5 million kcal - Total output = 19 million kcal Biofuels: crop based fuels Corn Ethanol Sugar cane Ethanol Algae Biodiesel Palm oil Biodiesel Cooking oil Biodiesel Wood , plants Direct burn Harvest in the winter  nutrients pulled back into roots Perennials: low water and fertilizer inputs - Poly culture not monoculture - Late harvest  increased biodiversity Hot acid bath problem:  Hot acid is used to Strip away a tough molecule called lignin  causes microorganisms to get at the cellulose o Energy intensive and corrosive Ethanol: - Distilled fr
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