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Simulation and evaluation of sugarcane biorefineries for the production of bioethanol and its derivatives (alcoholchemistry route)

Grant number: 11/19396-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2012
Effective date (End): January 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Chemical Engineering
Principal Investigator:Rubens Maciel Filho
Grantee:Marina Oliveira de Souza Dias
Home Institution: Centro Nacional de Pesquisa em Energia e Materiais (CNPEM). Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovações e Comunicações (Brasil). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:08/57873-8 - An integrated process for total bioethanol production and zero CO2 emission, AP.BIOEN.TEM

Abstract

Increasing concern about climate change, energy security and depletion of petroleum reserves have motivated the search for alternative forms of energy and replacement of fossil derived resources as feedstock in the production of chemicals. Bioethanol is foreseen as the biofuel with the largest potential to replace fossil fuels, especially when produced from lignocellulosic materials, which present lower cost and are vastly abundant in nature. Taking sugarcane as an example, its lignocellulosic fractions are already available at plant site, in the case of bagasse, or close to first generation ethanol production plants, in the case of trash. Use of bioethanol as a feedstock in the industry may lead to replacement of fossil derived resources, thus allowing for the construction of more sustainable chemical industries. This research project aims the development of simulation of first and second generation bioethanol production processes from sugarcane, as well as ethanol derivatives. Different production routes will be assessed by technical-economic analyses. This project is linked with the Thematic Project "An Integrated Process for Total Bioethanol Production and Zero CO2 Emission" (FAPESP Process n° 2008/57873-8) and includes in its activities the development of biorefineries and production of different chemicals from bioethanol. (AU)

Scientific publications (5)
(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)
PEREIRA, LUCAS G.; CHAGAS, MATEUS F.; DIAS, MARINA O. S.; CAVALETT, OTAVIO; BONOMI, ANTONIO. Life cycle assessment of butanol production in sugarcane biorefineries in Brazil. JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, v. 96, n. SI, p. 557-568, JUN 1 2015. Web of Science Citations: 32.
DIAS, MARINA O. S.; PEREIRA, LUCAS G.; JUNQUEIRA, TASSIA L.; PAVANELLO, LUCAS G.; CHAGAS, MATEUS F.; CAVALETT, OTAVIO; MACIEL FILHO, RUBENS; BONOMI, ANTONIO. Butanol production in a sugarcane biorefinery using ethanol as feedstock. Part I: Integration to a first generation sugarcane distillery. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH & DESIGN, v. 92, n. 8, SI, p. 1441-1451, AUG 2014. Web of Science Citations: 24.
PEREIRA, LUCAS G.; DIAS, MARINA O. S.; JUNQUEIRA, TASSIA L.; PAVANELLO, LUCAS G.; CHAGAS, MATEUS F.; CAVALETT, OTAVIO; MACIEL FILHO, RUBENS; BONOMI, ANTONIO. Butanol production in a sugarcane biorefinery using ethanol as feedstock. Part II: Integration to a second generation sugarcane distillery. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH & DESIGN, v. 92, n. 8, SI, p. 1452-1462, AUG 2014. Web of Science Citations: 15.
DIAS, MARINA O. S.; JUNQUEIRA, TASSIA L.; CAVALETT, OTAVIO; PAVANELLO, LUCAS G.; CUNHA, MARCELO P.; JESUS, CHARLES D. F.; MACIEL FILHO, RUBENS; BONOMI, ANTONIO. Biorefineries for the production of first and second generation ethanol and electricity from sugarcane. APPLIED ENERGY, v. 109, n. SI, p. 72-78, SEP 2013. Web of Science Citations: 68.
DIAS, MARINA O. S.; JUNQUEIRA, TASSIA L.; CAVALETT, OTAVIO; CUNHA, MARCELO P.; JESUS, CHARLES D. F.; MANTELATTO, PAULO E.; ROSSELL, CARLOS E. V.; MACIEL FILHO, RUBENS; BONOMI, ANTONIO. Cogeneration in integrated first and second generation ethanol from sugarcane. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH & DESIGN, v. 91, n. 8, SI, p. 1411-1417, AUG 2013. Web of Science Citations: 46.

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