Prediction of alcohol yield from wheat grain

Study of biophysical and chemical features of wheat grain and their relationships with alcohol yield to develop a tool to predict alcohol yield.

Year of Publication2008

Wheat samples vary in their suitability for a particular end use. Quality has been set for individual end uses such as milling quality. So far there is no quality criterion for bioethanol wheat in the UK. Several grain biophysical and chemical features were analysed to study their relationships with alcohol yield (AY) and to develop a prediction tool based on these features. Among the grain parameters studied, grain nitrogen concentration and thousand grain weight (TGW) showed promising relationships with AY. A model based on these two traits gave a moderate prediction of AY which was better than existing practice.

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wheat grainprediction modelgrain qualitybioethanol
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