Environmental Analysis of Biomass-to-Ethanol Facilities

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This report analyzes the environmental requirements for several process configurations of a biomass-to-ethanol facility. It also evaluates the impact of two feedstocks (municipal solid waste and agricultural residues) and three facility sizes (1000, 2000, and 3000 dry tons per day) on the environmental requirements.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages97
StatePublished - 1995

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-421-8305


  • co-fermentation
  • enzyme production
  • milling
  • pretreatment
  • product recovery


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