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Review Article

Current Challenges in Commercially Producing Biofuels from Lignocellulosic Biomass

Table 1

Potential lignocellulosic biomass that is available in US and their average yield (dry ton per acre).

Plantation in US 2012 (million acres)Average yield (dry ton/acre)

Herbaceous agricultural residue
 Corn 90.03.1
 Grain sorghum 7.51.2
 Oat 3.41.1
 Barley4.02.2
 Wheat60.51.6
 Soybean71.52.3
 Cotton9.7
 Rice3.04.0
 Sugar cane bagasse0.915.0
Dedicated energy crop
 LIHD prairie 1.8
 Managed native prairie 2.5
 Shawnee switchgrass 5.0
 Bioenergy switchgrass 7.4
 Hybrid switchgrass 9.4
Miscanthus 13.2
Woody residues
 Hybrid Poplar7.0
 Eucalyptus9.0
 Pine5.1

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