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Wood-to-alcohol conversion technology suitable for a pulp mill retrofit

Schematic of mild bisulfite pretreatment process. Courtesy of Junyong Zhu at USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory.
Schematic of mild bisulfite pretreatment process. Courtesy of Junyong Zhu at USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory.

Building a biorefinery to convert wood residues into chemical products like biojet fuel is expensive. The projected capital investment exceeds $850 million. An alternative, and potentially less costly approach, is …more