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Fuel alcohol from Jerusalem artichoke

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Authors

Roy M. Sachs , Department of Environmental Horticulture.
Clifford B. Low, Department of Environmental Horticulture.
Amit Vasavada, Department of Environmental Horticulture.
Michael J. Sully, Department of Environmental Horticulture.
Lynn A. Williams, Department of Viticulture and Enology.
George C. Ziobro, Department of Viticulture and Enology.

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California Agriculture 35(9):4-6.

Published September 01, 1981

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Abstract

Tubers of this fast-growing plant could yield 25 to 30 gallons of alcohol per ton of fresh weight.It has nothing to do with Jerusalem, and it isn't an artichoke, but the plant may yield 600 gallons of ethanol per acre.

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All are with the University of California, Davis. Funds for this research were provided by grants from the University of California Appropriate Technology Program and from the Electrical Power Research Institute.

Fuel alcohol from Jerusalem artichoke

Roy M. Sachs, Clifford B. Low, Amit Vasavada, Michael J. Sully, Lynn A. Williams, George C. Ziobro
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Fuel alcohol from Jerusalem artichoke

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Authors

Roy M. Sachs , Department of Environmental Horticulture.
Clifford B. Low, Department of Environmental Horticulture.
Amit Vasavada, Department of Environmental Horticulture.
Michael J. Sully, Department of Environmental Horticulture.
Lynn A. Williams, Department of Viticulture and Enology.
George C. Ziobro, Department of Viticulture and Enology.

Publication Information

California Agriculture 35(9):4-6.

Published September 01, 1981

PDF  |  Citation  |  Permissions

Author Affiliations show

Abstract

Tubers of this fast-growing plant could yield 25 to 30 gallons of alcohol per ton of fresh weight.It has nothing to do with Jerusalem, and it isn't an artichoke, but the plant may yield 600 gallons of ethanol per acre.

Full text

Full text is available in PDF.

Author notes

All are with the University of California, Davis. Funds for this research were provided by grants from the University of California Appropriate Technology Program and from the Electrical Power Research Institute.


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