In preparation for a summer internship, student will complete background readings from textbooks and journal articles to understand the history and state-of-the-art for facilities processing corn.
- Review background information on corn production, plant chemistry, and harvest.
- Describe unit operations, reactions and tradeoffs in corn-based biorefineries including starch/sugar and lipid platforms.
- Compare grain biorefineries to lignocellulosic biorefineries.
- Compare biofuels from fermentation vs. biofuels from transesterification.
CHME 306, BIOL 211G