Campus Units

Agronomy, Mechanical Engineering, Statistics, Bioeconomy Institute (BEI)

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

6-2014

Journal or Book Title

BioEnergy Research

Volume

7

Issue

2

First Page

693

Last Page

701

DOI

10.1007/s12155-013-9395-3

Abstract

We analyzed five near-isogenic brown-midrib hybrids in maize via pyrolysis/gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (Py/GC-MS) in order to determine how differing lignin composition and structure impacts individual bio-oil compounds. Twenty six compounds were analyzed for differences among the five hybrids and between cob and stover materials. We found statistically significant differences for 9 compounds, when comparing the five hybrids, and 17 significant differences when comparing maize cobs with stover. Our data indicate that it may be possible to predict phenolic compounds within bio-oil based on cell wall lignin composition. The genetic variation observed in this study suggests that bio-oil quality can be improved by plant breeding.

Comments

This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in BioEnergy Research. The final authenticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12155-013-9395-3. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Springer Science+Business Media

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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