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Valorizing the decentralized biomass production chain for advanced biofuel production: development and evaluation of thermochemical routes integrated with biomass production and biochemical routes

Grant number: 16/50403-2
Support type:Research Grants - Research Partnership for Technological Innovation - PITE
Duration: May 01, 2019 - April 30, 2023
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Chemical Engineering - Chemical Process Industries
Cooperation agreement: European Commission (Horizon 2020)
Principal Investigator:Antonio Maria Francisco Luiz Jose Bonomi
Grantee:Antonio Maria Francisco Luiz Jose Bonomi
Principal investigator abroad: Juan E. Carrasco
Institution abroad: Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT), Spain
Principal investigator abroad: Andrea Monti
Institution abroad: Università di Bologna, Italy
Principal investigator abroad: B.J. Vreugdenhil
Institution abroad: Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), Netherlands
Home Institution: Centro Nacional de Pesquisa em Energia e Materiais (CNPEM). Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovações e Comunicações (Brasil). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Company: Empresa Brasileira Aeronáutica S/A (EMBRAER)
City: Campinas
Co-Principal Investigators:Celio Pasquini ; Ivo Milton Raimundo Junior ; João Guilherme Rocha Poço ; João Luís Nunes Carvalho ; Otavio Cavalett ; Ronaldo Gonçalves dos Santos ; Rubens Maciel Filho
Associated scholarship(s):20/08227-8 - Development of automation interfaces to integrate computational tools for advanced biofuels technological assessment and implementation of CAPE-OPEN standards to incorporate in-house built rigorous models into a process simulation platform, BP.TT
20/01736-4 - Study of the conversion of waste into bio-oil by rapid pyrolysis and conditioning of the gas produced by the biomass gasification process, BP.TT

Abstract

This project aims to explore the synergies between biomasses production, diversification and logistics of defined value chains for the production of advanced biofuels (with a special focus on aviation biofuels) via thermochemical and biochemical conversion routes. Gasification of sugarcane bagasse, other biomasses and intermediate energy carriers is an important technological route to advanced biofuels production via Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. The biomass availability on sparse areas and the large dependence on scale for industrial investments on thermochemical plants might make economically impracticable the production of advanced biofuels through this route. To overcome the scale issues associated with agricultural production, biomass transportation and industrial conversion plants, decentralized units based on technologies such as pyrolysis, can be used to process raw biomasses in order to produce intermediate energy carriers. These pyrolysis plants, acting as energy densification units, would make possible the existence of large-scale gasification and upgrading plants to produced advanced biofuels. Another route, based on the biochemical processes, dedicated to the valorization of second generation residues (lignin rich streams) through integration with thermochemical plants, including advanced biofuel production is also considered in this project. BioValue is a Brazilian consortium proposal completely aligned with the twinning European consortium (BECOOL) and takes advantage from the synergies and complementarities of know-how and experiences of Brazil and EU on biomass and advanced lignocellulosic biofuels production. The aims of the BioValue proposal are: (i) development of new agricultural systems, considering crop diversification and lignocellulosic residues for advanced biofuels production; (ii) biomasses logistics and efficient conversion processes, including biochemical and thermochemical routes; (iii) integrated technical, economic, environmental and social sustainability assessments of the whole value chains. (AU)

Matéria(s) publicada(s) na Agência FAPESP sobre o auxílio:
Second-generation ethanol can be economically viable by 2025 

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
RADE, LETICIA L.; DA SILVA, MELQUE N. P.; VIEIRA, PLINIO S.; MILAN, NATALIA; DE SOUZA, CLAUDIA M.; DE MELO, RICARDO R.; KLEIN, BRUNO C.; BONOMI, ANTONIO; DE CASTRO, HEIZIR F.; MURAKAMI, MARIO T.; ZANPHORLIN, LETICIA M. A Novel Fungal Lipase With Methanol Tolerance and Preference for Macaw Palm Oil. FRONTIERS IN BIOENGINEERING AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, v. 8, MAY 6 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
BOSCHIERO, BEATRIZ NASTARO; QUASSI DE CASTRO, SERGIO GUSTAVO; QUINTELA DA ROCHA, ADOLPHO EMANUEL; JUNQUEIRA FRANCO, HENRIQUE COUTINHO; NUNES CARVALHO, JOAO LUIS; SORIANO, HUGO LYRA; DOS SANTOS, JORGE ALVES; BRESSIANI, JOSE ANTONIO; KOLLN, ORIEL TIAGO. Biomass Production and Nutrient Removal of Energy Cane Genotypes in Northeastern Brazil. CROP SCIENCE, v. 59, n. 1, p. 379-391, JAN-FEB 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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