Supply Chain Flow and Products

Follows process of biofuel production from NARA research.

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3. Biological processes depend on energy flow through the Earth system.
4. Various sources of energy are used to power human activities.
8. Wood based bio-fuels are one form of energy that is renewable

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3.6 Humans are part of Earth’s ecosystems and influence energy flow through these systems.

4.5 Humans generate electricity in multiple ways.

4.3 Fossil and biofuels are organic matter that contain energy captured from sunlight.

8.3 Pretreatment processess makes sugars more available.

8.6 Liquid fuel can be produced from wood feedstocks.

4.1 Humans transfer and transform energy from the environment into forms useful for human endeavors

3.2 Food is a biofuel used by organisms to acquire energy for internal living processes.

8.4 The conversion processess includes adding specific enzymes to make simple sugars available.

8.7 Co-products in biofuel production use lignin in many ways.

8.1 Sources of cellulosic residuals used are found in forest operations and in industry process

8.2 Transportation and logistic considerations shape cost and feasibility within supply chains.

4.4 Humans transport energy from place to place.

8.5 Fermentation processess use specialized yeasts to create isobutanol.