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Kansas State University research drives wheat straw forward as ethanol fuel source

MANHATTAN — Wheat grown from the heartland may soon fill gas tanks.
Thanks to an international and interdisciplinary collaboration, faculty at Kansas State University’s Institute of Computational and Comparative Medicine and bioenergy researchers at Yangzhou University in China have marked a significant milestone for the production of ethanol fuel from wheat.
Their study, “Predictive temperature modeling and experimental investigation of ultrasonic vibration-assisted pelleting of wheat straw,” was recently published in Applied Energy, a top-tier journal in the field of energy.
“To the best of our knowledge, previous studies haven’t systematically investigated the underlying mechanisms for continuous temperature rise during ...


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