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Biorefinery development integrated to a bioethanol sugar cane plant with zero CO2 emission: routes to convert renewable resources to bio-products and bio-electricity

Grant number: 15/20630-4
Support type:Research Projects - Thematic Grants
Duration: April 01, 2017 - March 31, 2022
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Chemical Engineering - Chemical Process Industries
Principal researcher:Rubens Maciel Filho
Grantee:Rubens Maciel Filho
Home Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia Química (FEQ). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Principal researchers:Francisco Maugeri Filho ; Maria Regina Wolf Maciel ; Reginaldo Guirardello
Assoc. researchers:Adriano Pinto Mariano ; Aline Carvalho da Costa ; André Luiz Jardini Munhoz ; Antonio Maria Francisco Luiz Jose Bonomi ; Aulus Roberto Romão Bineli ; Bruno Colling Klein ; Carlos Eduardo Vaz Rossell ; Daniele Farias ; Edvaldo Rodrigo de Morais ; Elmer Alberto Ccopa Rivera ; Francisco Maugeri Filho ; Laura Plazas Tovar ; Leonardo Vasconcelos Fregolente ; Luisa Fernanda Rios Pinto ; Maria Ingrid Rocha Barbosa Schiavon ; Marija Tasic ; Marina Oliveira de Souza Dias ; Otavio Cavalett ; Raphael Soeiro Suppino ; Rosana Goldbeck ; Sarita Candida Rabelo ; Tassia Lopes Junqueira ; Viktor Oswaldo Cardenas Concha
Associated grant(s):19/26569-6 - Multi-user equipment approved in grant 2015/20630-4: miniLab rheology, AP.EMU
19/26570-4 - Multi-user equipment approved in grant 2015/20630-4: mini-jet, AP.EMU
19/11912-7 - ICEF13 - 13th International Congress on Engineering and Food, AR.EXT
+ associated grants 18/17966-9 - XVI Latin-American Polymer Symposium and XIV Iberoamerican Polymer Congress, AR.EXT
18/02742-8 - INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BIOMASS - iconBM 2018, AR.EXT
17/14056-9 - Chlamydomonas reinhardtii cultivation in vinasse for bioethanol production, AV.EXT
17/08671-2 - 11th European Congress of Chemical Engineering, AR.EXT - associated grants
Associated scholarship(s):20/05612-8 - Development of customized mandible prosthesis produced by additive manufacturing and functionalized for local drug delivery, BP.PD
20/03823-1 - Thermodynamic characterization of the sub and supercritical gasification reaction of lignocellulosic biomass, BP.MS
19/24071-0 - Comparative evaluation of processes for obtaining 1st and 2nd generation hydrated and anhydro bioethanol using models of non-equilibrium stages, BP.MS
+ associated scholarships 19/03019-0 - Development of a vacuum and condensation system to recover acetone-butanol-ethanol from fermentation broths, BP.MS
19/01723-2 - Evaluation of heat and water integration alternatives of sugarcane biorefineries, BP.DD
18/14223-5 - Obtaining symbiotic microcapsules of xylo-oligosaccharides from sugarcane straw, BP.MS
18/25925-0 - N-butanol production from fermentation of sugar cane bagasse hemicellulosic hydrolysate with cell immobilization, BP.IC
18/20787-9 - Strategies for microalgae biomass saccharification targeting bioethanol 3G production, BP.DR
17/27092-3 - Technoeconomic analysis of a sugarcane biorefinery with bio-based chemicals and optimized ethanol production, BP.PD
17/23335-9 - Biorefinery development integrated to a bioethanol sugar cane plant with zero CO2 emission: routes to convert renewable resources to bio-products and bio-electricity, BP.TT
17/18401-2 - Adaptation of a catalytic reform reactor to block the cracking of organic gases in biomass thermo-conversion process, BP.IC
17/07633-0 - Mathematical modeling and evaluation of strategies of enzymatic hydrolysis of sugarcane bagasse at high solid loads, BP.MS
17/07390-0 - IBE production (isopropanol, butanol, and ethanol) from the fermentation of sugarcane bagasse lignocellulosic sugars mixed with molasses, BP.IC
17/03091-8 - Techno-economic and environmental assessment of biorefinery technologies, BP.PD
14/10064-9 - BIODIESEL PRODUCTION FROM MICROALGAE THROUGH IN SITU SUPERCRITICAL TRANSESTERIFICATION, BP.PD - associated scholarships

Abstract

An integrated process is proposed in this project, so as to maximize the productivity of biofuels and high added value chemicals from sugarcane molasses and bagasse and straw. The conceptual idea is to use the first generation bioethanol plant as the basis, for new processes development, since in such plants many facilities are already available as it is with electricity, steam, water and bagasse surplus, if the plant is optimized. The greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2), generated in the production of biofuels, is proposed to be used in the production of ethanol, from algal biomass and catalytic transformation or biological fermentation of synthesis gas (syngas) as well as use this renewable carbon as molecule to obtain chemicals via chemical synthesis and fermentation; the use of supercritical CO2 (scCO2) has attracted much interest in order to facilitate various chemical processes and it will be considered as part of the some chemical route. This challenging integrated process has the major appeal of not emitting carbon dioxide and makes the best of the renewable carbon for producing biofuels and chemicals, turning it, when technically and economically feasible, a milestone to progress of Brazilian biorefinery. Worldwide, analyses reveal that a biorefinery integrating biofuels and chemicals offers potentially a much higher return on investment and meets its energy and economic goals simultaneously. (AU)

Scientific publications (42)
(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)
AVILA, PATRICIA F.; SILVA, MARCOS F.; MARTINS, MANOELA; GOLDBECK, ROSANA. Cello-oligosaccharides production from lignocellulosic biomass and their emerging prebiotic applications. WORLD JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY & BIOTECHNOLOGY, v. 37, n. 5 MAY 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
BIAZI, LUIZ E.; SANTOS, SAMANTHA C.; NETO, ANTONIO A. KAUPERT; SOUSA, AMANDA S.; SOARES, LAUREN B.; RENZANO, EDUARDO; VELASCO, JULIANA; RABELO, SARITA C.; COSTA, ALINE C.; IENCZAK, JACIANE L. Adaptation Strategy to Increase the Tolerance of Scheffersomyces stipitis NRRL Y-7124 to Inhibitors of Sugarcane Bagasse Hemicellulosic Hydrolysate Through Comparative Studies of Proteomics and Fermentation. BioEnergy Research, MAR 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
CHACON, SURANNY JIMENEZ; MATIAS, GABRIELA; EZEJI, THADDEUS CHUKWUEMEKA; MACIEL FILHO, RUBENS; MARIANO, ADRIANO PINTO. Three-stage repeated-batch immobilized cell fermentation to produce butanol from non-detoxified sugarcane bagasse hemicellulose hydrolysates. Bioresource Technology, v. 321, FEB 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
BERMUDEZ JAIMES, JOHN HERVIN; TORRES ALVAREZ, MARIO EUSEBIO; BANNWART DE MORAES, ELENISE; WOLF MACIEL, MARIA REGINA; MACIEL FILHO, RUBENS. Separation and Semi-Empiric Modeling of Ethanol-Water Solutions by Pervaporation Using PDMS Membrane. POLYMERS, v. 13, n. 1 JAN 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
BONHIVERS, JEAN-CHRISTOPHE; ORTIZ, PABLO ANDRES SILVA; REDDICK, CHRISTOPHER; ROSSELL, CARLOS EDUARDO VAZ; MARIANO, ADRIANO PINTO; FILHO, RUBENS MACIEL. Graphical Analysis of Plant-Wide Heat Cascade for Increasing Energy Efficiency in the Production of Ethanol and Sugar from Sugarcane. PROCESS INTEGRATION AND OPTIMIZATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY, JAN 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DE LIMA, LETICIA FRANZO; LIMA, JULIA LETICIA MONTANARI; JORQUEIRA, DIOGO SILVA SANCHES; LANDERS, RICHARD; MOYA, SILVIA FERNANDA; SUPPINO, RAPHAEL SOEIRO. Use of amorphous Nb2O5 and Nb2O5/Al2O3 as acid catalysts for the dehydration of xylose to furfural. Reaction Kinetics Mechanisms and Catalysis, v. 132, n. 1 JAN 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DOS SANTOS VIEIRA, CARLA FERREIRA; CODOGNO, MATEUS CAVICHIOLI; MAUGERI FILHO, FRANCISCO; MACIEL FILHO, RUBENS; MARIANO, ADRIANO PINTO. Sugarcane bagasse hydrolysates as feedstock to produce the isopropanol-butanol-ethanol fuel mixture: Effect of lactic acid derived from microbial contamination on Clostridium beijerinckii DSM 6423. Bioresource Technology, v. 319, JAN 2021. Web of Science Citations: 2.
PIN, THAYNARA C.; BRENELLI, LIVIA B.; NASCIMENTO, VIVIANE M.; COSTA, ALINE C.; PU, YUNQIAO; RAGAUSKAS, ARTHUR J.; RABELO, SARITA C. Influence of chain length in protic ionic liquids on physicochemical and structural features of lignins from sugarcane bagasse. INDUSTRIAL CROPS AND PRODUCTS, v. 159, JAN 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
MOTTA, INGRID LOPES; ARNOLD, ROSS A.; LOPEZ-TENLLADO, FRANCISCO JAVIER; MACIEL FILHO, RUBENS; WOLF MACIEL, MARIA REGINA; HILL, JOSEPHINE M. CO2 Gasification of Sugarcane Bagasse Char: Consideration of Pyrolysis Temperature, Silicon and Aluminum Contents, and Potassium Addition for Recirculation of Char. ENERGY & FUELS, v. 34, n. 12, p. 16201-16211, DEC 17 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
PIN, THAYNARA C.; NASCIMENTO, VIVIANE M.; COSTA, ALINE C.; PU, YUNQIAO; RAGAUSKAS, ARTHUR J.; RABELO, SARITA C. Structural characterization of sugarcane lignins extracted from different protic ionic liquid pretreatments. RENEWABLE ENERGY, v. 161, p. 579-592, DEC 2020. Web of Science Citations: 2.
ORTIZ, PABLO SILVA; FLOREZ-ORREGO, DANIEL; DE OLIVEIRA JUNIOR, JR., SILVIO; MACIEL FILHO, RUBENS; OSSEWEIJER, PATRICIA; POSADA, JOHN. Unit exergy cost and specific CO2 emissions of the electricity generation in the Netherlands. ENERGY, v. 208, OCT 1 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
SILVA DANTAS, ERCILIA REGINA; BONHIVERS, JEAN-CHRISTOPHE; MACIEL FILHO, RUBENS; MARIANO, ADRIANO PINTO. Biochemical conversion of sugarcane bagasse into the alcohol fuel mixture of isopropanol-butanol-ethanol (IBE): Is it economically competitive with cellulosic ethanol?. Bioresource Technology, v. 314, OCT 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
BIAZI, L. E.; MARTINEZ-JIMENEZ, F. D.; BONAN, C. I. D. G.; SOARES, L. B.; MORAIS, E. R.; IENCZAK, J. L.; COSTA, A. C. A differential evolution approach to estimate parameters in a temperature-dependent kinetic model for second generation ethanol production under high cell density with Spathaspora passalidarum. Biochemical Engineering Journal, v. 161, SEP 15 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
AVILA, PATRICIA F.; MARTINS, MANOELA; GOLDBECK, ROSANA. Enzymatic Production of Xylooligosaccharides from Alkali-Solubilized Arabinoxylan from Sugarcane Straw and Coffee Husk. BioEnergy Research, SEP 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
SANTOS, BRUNO A. S.; AZAMBUJA, SUELLEN P. H.; AVILA, PATRICIA F.; PACHECO, MARIA TERESA B.; GOLDBECK, ROSANA. n-Butanol production bySaccharomyces cerevisiaefrom protein-rich agro-industrial by-products. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, v. 51, n. 4 SEP 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
LEAL SILVA, JEAN F.; MACIEL FILHO, RUBENS; WOLF MACIEL, MARIA R. Process Design and Technoeconomic Assessment of the Extraction of Levulinic Acid from Biomass Hydrolysate Using n-Butyl Acetate, Hexane, and 2-Methyltetrahydrofuran. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, v. 59, n. 23, p. 11031-11041, JUN 10 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
NAKASU, PEDRO Y. S.; CLARKE, COBY J.; RABELO, SANTA C.; COSTA, ALINE C.; BRANDT-TALBOT, AGNIESZKA; HALLETT, JASON P. Interplay of Acid-Base Ratio and Recycling on the Pretreatment Performance of the Protic Ionic Liquid Monoethanolammonium Acetate. ACS SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY & ENGINEERING, v. 8, n. 21, p. 7952-7961, JUN 1 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
SANTOS, F. B.; MIRANDA, N. T.; SCHIAVON, M. I. R. B.; FREGOLENTE, V, L.; MACIEL, M. R. WOLF. Thermal degradation kinetic of poly(acrylamide-co-sodium acrylate) hydrogel applying isoconversional methods. JOURNAL OF THERMAL ANALYSIS AND CALORIMETRY, JUN 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
LOPES, EMILIA SAVIOLI; RIVERA, ELMER CCOPA; DE JESUS GARIBOTI, JULIO CESAR; ZIMMERMANN FEISTEL, LUIS HENRIQUE; DUTRA, JOAO VITOR; MACIEL FILHO, RUBENS; TOVAR, LAURA PLAZAS. Kinetic insights into the lignocellulosic biomass-based levulinic acid production by a mechanistic model. Cellulose, v. 27, n. 10 MAY 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
LOPES, EMILIA SAVIOLI; SILVA, JEAN FELIPE LEAL; RIVERA, ELMER CCOPA; GOMES, ALANA PETRINA; LOPES, MELINA SAVIOLI; MACIEL FILHO, RUBENS; TOVAR, LAURA PLAZAS. Challenges to Levulinic Acid and Humins Valuation in the Sugarcane Bagasse Biorefinery Concept. BioEnergy Research, v. 13, n. 3 APR 2020. Web of Science Citations: 1.
AZAMBUJA, SUELLEN P. H.; GOLDBECK, ROSANA. Butanol production by Saccharomyces cerevisiae: perspectives, strategies and challenges. WORLD JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY & BIOTECHNOLOGY, v. 36, n. 3 MAR 9 2020. Web of Science Citations: 1.
DOS SANTOS VIEIRA, CARLA FERREIRA; MAUGERI FILHO, FRANCISCO; MACIEL FILHO, RUBENS; MARIANO, ADRIANO PINTO. Isopropanol-butanol-ethanol (IBE) production in repeated-batch cultivation of Clostridium beijerinckii DSM 6423 immobilized on sugarcane bagasse. FUEL, v. 263, MAR 1 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
TASIC, MARIJA B.; BONON, ANDERSON DE JESUS; ROCHA BARBOSA SCHIAVON, MARIA INGRID; KLEIN, BRUNO COLLING; VELJKOVIC, VLADA B.; MACIEL FILHO, RUBENS. Cultivation of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii in Anaerobically Digested Vinasse for Bioethanol Production. WASTE AND BIOMASS VALORIZATION, v. 12, n. 2, SI MAR 2020. Web of Science Citations: 1.
AVILA, PATRICIA F.; FRANCO CAIRO, JOAO PAULO L.; DAMASIO, ANDRE; FORTE, MARCUS B. S.; GOLDBECK, ROSANA. Xylooligosaccharides production from a sugarcane biomass mixture: Effects of commercial enzyme combinations on bagasse/straw hydrolysis pretreated using different strategies. Food Research International, v. 128, FEB 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
RIVERA, ELMER CCOPA; SWERDLOW, JONATHAN J.; SUMMERSCALES, RODNEY L.; UPPALA, PADMA P. TADI; MACIEL FILHO, RUBENS; NETO, MABIO R. C.; KWON, HYUN J. Data-Driven Modeling of Smartphone-Based Electrochemiluminescence Sensor Data Using Artificial Intelligence. SENSORS, v. 20, n. 3 FEB 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
GONCALVES, HENRIQUE LUIZ; LUCENTE FREGOLENTE, PATRICIA BOGALHOS; WOLF MACIEL, MARIA REGINA; FREGOLENTE, LEONARDO VASCONCELOS. Formulation of hydrogels for water removal from diesel and biodiesel. SEPARATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, v. 56, n. 2 JAN 2020. Web of Science Citations: 1.
FERREIRA, GABRIELA F.; RIOS PINTO, LUISA F.; CARVALHO, PATRICIA O.; COELHO, MIRELA B.; EBERLIN, MARCOS N.; MACIEL FILHO, RUBENS; FREGOLENTE, V, LEONARDO. Biomass and lipid characterization of microalgae genera Botryococcus, Chlorella, and Desmodesmus aiming high-value fatty acid production. BIOMASS CONVERSION AND BIOREFINERY, DEC 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.
BERTOLO, V, MIRELLA R.; BRENELLI DE PAIVA, LIVIA B.; NASCIMENTO, VIVIANE M.; GANDIN, CESAR A.; NETO, MARIO O.; DRIEMEIER, CARLOS E.; RABELO, SARITA C. Lignins from sugarcane bagasse: Renewable source of nanoparticles as Pickering emulsions stabilizers for bioactive compounds encapsulation. INDUSTRIAL CROPS AND PRODUCTS, v. 140, NOV 15 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.
MARCHESAN, ANDRESSA NEVES; ONCKEN, MARINA PINHO; MACIEL FILHO, RUBENS; WOLF MACIEL, MARIA REGINA. A roadmap for renewable C2-C3 glycols production: a process engineering approach. GREEN CHEMISTRY, v. 21, n. 19, p. 5168-5194, OCT 7 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DOS SANTOS VIEIRA, CARLA FERREIRA; MAUGERI FILHO, FRANCISCO; MACIEL FILHO, RUBENS; MARIANO, ADRIANO PINTO. Acetone-free biobutanol production: Past and recent advances in the Isopropanol-Butanol-Ethanol (IBE) fermentation. Bioresource Technology, v. 287, SEP 2019. Web of Science Citations: 2.
YAMAKAWA, CELINA K.; RIVERAB, ELMER CCOPA; KWON, HYUN; HERRERA AGUDELO, WILLIAM E.; SAAD, MARCELO B. W.; LEAL, JAIRO; ROSSELL, V, CARLOS E.; BONOMI, ANTONIO; MACIEL FILHO, RUBENS. Study of influence of yeast cells treatment on sugarcane ethanol fermentation: Operating conditions and kinetics. Biochemical Engineering Journal, v. 147, p. 1-10, JUL 15 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
AZAMBUJA, SUEELLEN P. H.; TEIXEIRA, GLEIDSON S.; ANDRIETTA, MARIA G. S.; TORRES-MAYANGA, PAULO C.; FORSTER-CARNEIRO, TANIA; ROSA, CARLOS A.; GOLDBECK, ROSANA. Analysis of metabolite profiles of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains suitable for butanol production. FEMS Microbiology Letters, v. 366, n. 13 JUL 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
FERREIRA, G. F.; RIOS PINTO, L. F.; MACIEL FILHO, R.; FREGOLENTE, L. V. A review on lipid production from microalgae: Association between cultivation using waste streams and fatty acid profiles. RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS, v. 109, p. 448-466, JUL 2019. Web of Science Citations: 4.
ZETTY-ARENAS, ANA MARIA; ALVES, RAFAEL FERRAZ; FREIXO PORTELA, CARLA ANDREIA; MARIANO, ADRIANO PINTO; BASSO, THIAGO OLITTA; TOVAR, LAURA PLAZAS; MACIEL FILHO, RUBENS; FREITAS, SINDELIA. Towards enhanced n-butanol production from sugarcane bagasse hemicellulosic hydrolysate: Strain screening, and the effects of sugar concentration and butanol tolerance. BIOMASS & BIOENERGY, v. 126, p. 190-198, JUL 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.
ROQUE, LAERTI REIS; MORGADO, GRAZIELLE PATRICIA; NASCIMENTO, VIVIANE MARCOS; IENCZAK, JACIANE LUTZ; RABELO, SARITA CANDIDA. Liquid-liquid extraction: A promising alternative for inhibitors removing of pentoses fermentation. FUEL, v. 242, p. 775-787, APR 15 2019. Web of Science Citations: 3.
MOTTA, INGRID LOPES; MIRANDA, NAHIEH TOSCANO; MACIEL FILHO, RUBENS; WOLF MACIEL, MARIA REGINA. Sugarcane bagasse gasification: Simulation and analysis of different operating parameters, fluidizing media, and gasifier types. BIOMASS & BIOENERGY, v. 122, p. 433-445, MAR 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.
PIN, THAYNARA C.; NAKASU, PEDRO Y. S.; MATTEDI, SILVANA; RABELO, SARITA C.; COSTA, ALINE C. Screening of protic ionic liquids for sugarcane bagasse pretreatment. FUEL, v. 235, p. 1506-1514, JAN 1 2019. Web of Science Citations: 4.
SILVA ORTIZ, PABLO A.; FLOREZ-ORREGO, DANIEL; DE OLIVEIRA JUNIOR, SILVIO; MARECHAL, FRANCOIS; MACIEL FILHO, RUBENS. Exergetic, environmental and economic assessment of sugarcane first-generation biorefineries. JOURNAL OF POWER TECHNOLOGIES, v. 99, n. 2, p. 67-81, 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
LEAL SILVA, JEAN FELIPE; MARIANO, ADRIANO PINTO; MACIEL FILHO, RUBENS. Economic potential of 2-methyltetrahydrofuran (MTHF) and ethyl levulinate (EL) produced from hemicelluloses-derived furfural. BIOMASS & BIOENERGY, v. 119, p. 492-502, DEC 2018. Web of Science Citations: 3.
MOTTA, INGRID LOPES; MIRANDA, NAHIEH TOSCANO; MACIEL FILHO, RUBENS; WOLF MACIEL, MARIA REGINA. Biomass gasification in fluidized beds: A review of biomass moisture content and operating pressure effects. RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS, v. 94, p. 998-1023, OCT 2018. Web of Science Citations: 18.
FLEIG, OLIVIA PANIZ; LOPES, EMILIA SAVIOLI; RIVERA, ELMER CCOPA; MACIEL FILHO, RUBENS; TOVAR, LAURA PLAZAS. Concept of rice husk biorefining for levulinic acid production integrating three steps: Multi-response optimization, new perceptions and limitations. Process Biochemistry, v. 65, p. 146-156, FEB 2018. Web of Science Citations: 5.

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