Feedstocks for biofuel production are e.g.
- plant oils
- sugar beets
- organic waste
- processed biomass
All feedstocks, which contain amounts of sugar, as well as materials, that can be converted to sugar (e.g. starch or cellulose) can be used in a fermentation process to produce bioethanol.
In Table 1, numerous feedstocks, which can be utilized for bioethanol production as well as their comparative production potential are shown.
|| Bioethanol production potential (L/ton)
| Sugar cane
| Sugar beet
| Sweet potato
| Sweet sorghum
| Bagasse and other cellulose biomass
Table 1: Different feedstocks for bioethanol production and their comparative production potential (source: Linoj Kumar et al. 2006)