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Life cycle and technical-financial assessment of the integration of anaerobic digestion and hydrothermal technologies for waste recovery

Grant number: 20/10323-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2021
Effective date (End): February 28, 2023
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Sanitary Engineering
Principal Investigator:Tânia Forster Carneiro
Grantee:Luz Selene Buller
Host Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia de Alimentos (FEA). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:18/14938-4 - Waste2energy: integration of supercritical technologies and anaerobic digestion through an automated system for the production of biofuel precursors, AP.JP2


This research and technological innovation project is part of the context of the rational use of renewable energy through biomass. Currently, technical solutions for the purpose of biomass and/or wastes enabling the production of fuels, energy, and chemical inputs are already regularized. However, the market for the consumption of new biomaterials from processes involving green technologies, such as Anaerobic Digestion and Supercritical Hydrolysis in industrial chains, is not yet fully developed, and its potential has not however been fully assessed. Hydrothermal Technology uses water as a solvent or reaction medium, and it is a clean and efficient process. In addition to being sustainable, due to the properties of water in sub/supercritical conditions of temperature and pressure, it can be applied in several applications, such as extraction, hydrolysis, and gasification. Anaerobic Digestion has been widely used for the treatment of domestic organic waste and wastewater, at the same time as it produces biogas, consisting mainly of high calorific methane. To evaluate the integration of these two technologies through the use of liquid and solid wastes, it is proposed to carry out a study of technical-financial and life cycle assessments based on data obtained in laboratory scale hydrolysis and anaerobic digestion reactors, operating in the continuous regime. The economic feasibility and sustainability assessment of the proposed processes and innovations will be produced, using technical, theoretical data and developments generated during the execution of this project. From these technical, quantitative, and qualitative data and the use of advanced tools for project evaluation and development strategies (Life Cycle Analysis and Technical-Financial Assessments), a flourishing bioeconomy can be leveraged. As the main result of this project, alternatives for the production of biomaterials and their technical, financial, and ecological aspects will be evaluated to support the establishment of viable business models that strengthen the Clean Development Mechanisms.

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Scientific publications (17)
(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)
AMPESE, LARISSA CASTRO; BULLER, LUZ SELENE; MYERS, JORDAN; TIMKO, MICHAEL T.; MARTINS, GILBERTO; FORSTER-CARNEIRO, TANIA. Valorization of Macauba husks from biodiesel production using subcritical water hydrolysis pretreatment followed by anaerobic digestion. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, v. 9, n. 4, . (20/10323-5, 18/14938-4, 18/05999-0)
BULLER, L. S.; SGANZERLA, W. G.; BERNI, M. D.; BRIGNOLI, S. C.; FORSTER-CARNEIRO, T.. esign and techno-economic analysis of a hybrid system for energy supply in a wastewater treatment plant: A decentralized energy strateg. Journal of Environmental Management, v. 305, . (18/05999-0, 20/10323-5, 19/26925-7, 15/50612-8, 18/14938-4)
MACIEL-SILVA, FRANCISCO W.; VIGANO, JULIANE; CASTRO, LUIZ E. N.; SGANZERLA, WILLIAM GUSTAVO; BULLER, LUZ SELENE; MARTINEZ, JULIAN; ROSTAGNO, MAURICIO A.; FORSTER-CARNEIRO, TANIA. Pressurized liquid extraction coupled in-line with SPE and on-line with HPLC (PLE-SPExHPLC) for the recovery and purification of anthocyanins from SC-CO2 semi-defatted Acai (Euterpe oleracea). Food Research International, v. 160, p. 11-pg., . (20/10323-5, 20/15774-5, 18/14938-4, 18/05999-0, 19/26925-7, 18/14582-5)
TORRES-MAYANGA, PAULO. C. C.; CASTRO, LUIZ E. N.; AZAMBUJA, SUELLEN P. H.; LACHOS-PEREZ, DANIEL; BROWN, AVERY. B. B.; TIMKO, MICHAEL. T. T.; GOLDBECK, ROSANA; FORSTER-CARNEIRO, TANIA; ROSTAGNO, MAURICIO. A. A.. Detoxification of furanic aldehydes of the hemicellulosic hydrothermal hydrolysate of brewers' spent grains by continuous adsorption on a fixed-bed column. BIOFUELS BIOPRODUCTS & BIOREFINING-BIOFPR, v. N/A, p. 14-pg., . (21/04096-9, 20/10323-5, 18/14938-4, 18/05999-0, 18/14582-5)
MACIEL-SILVA, FRANCISCO W.; BULLER, LUZ S.; GONCALVES, MARIA L. M. B. B.; ROSTAGNO, MAURICIO A.; FORSTER-CARNEIRO, TANIA. ustainable development in the Legal Amazon: energy recovery from acai seed. BIOFUELS BIOPRODUCTS & BIOREFINING-BIOFPR, v. 15, n. 4, p. 1174-1189, . (18/14582-5, 18/14938-4, 20/10323-5, 18/05999-0)
TENA, MIRIAM; BULLER, LUZ S.; SGANZERLA, WILLIAM G.; BERNI, MAURO; FORSTER-CARNEIRO, TANIA; SOLERA, ROSARIO; PEREZ, MONTSERRAT. Techno-economic evaluation of bioenergy production from anaerobic digestion of by-products from ethanol flex plants. FUEL, v. 309, . (20/10323-5, 19/26925-7, 18/05999-0, 18/14938-4)
ZIERO, HENRIQUE D.; BERNI, MAURO D.; BULLER, LUZ S.; VASCONCELOS, LEONARDO G.; DORILEO, IVO L.; MUDHOO, ACKMEZ; FORSTER-CARNEIRO, TANIA. Foresight for corn-to-ethanol mills in the Southern Brazilian Amazon: Energy, economic and environmental analysis. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, v. 9, n. 6, . (20/10323-5, 18/05999-0, 18/14938-4)
SGANZERLA, WILLIAM GUSTAVO; BULLER, LUZ SELENE; MUSSATTO, I, SOLANGE; FORSTER-CARNEIRO, TANIA. Techno-economic assessment of bioenergy and fertilizer production by anaerobic digestion of brewer's spent grains in a biorefinery concept. JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, v. 297, . (18/05999-0, 19/26925-7, 18/14938-4, 20/10323-5)
SGANZERLA, WILLIAM GUSTAVO; TENA-VILLARES, MIRIAM; BULLER, LUZ SELENE; MUSSATTO, SOLANGE, I; FORSTER-CARNEIRO, TANIA. Dry Anaerobic Digestion of Food Industry by-Products and Bioenergy Recovery: A Perspective to Promote the Circular Economy Transition. WASTE AND BIOMASS VALORIZATION, v. 13, n. 5, p. 15-pg., . (18/05999-0, 19/26925-7, 18/14938-4, 20/10323-5)
ZIERO, H. D. D.; AMPESE, L. C.; BULLER, L. S.; OLIANI TREVISAN, V; GOUVEA, M. T.; ROSA, M. T. M. G.; BERNI, M. D.; FORSTER-CARNEIRO, T.. Energy generation from thin stillage anaerobic digestion in stand-alone corn ethanol mills. INDUSTRIAL CROPS AND PRODUCTS, v. 188, p. 10-pg., . (20/10323-5, 18/14938-4)
SGANZERLA, WILLIAM GUSTAVO; LACHOS-PEREZ, DANIEL; BULLER, LUZ SELENE; ZABOT, GIOVANI L.; FORSTER-CARNEIRO, TANIA. ost analysis of subcritical water pretreatment of sugarcane straw and bagasse for second-generation bioethanol production: a case study in a sugarcane mil. BIOFUELS BIOPRODUCTS & BIOREFINING-BIOFPR, v. 16, n. 2, . (18/14938-4, 20/10323-5, 19/26925-7, 18/05999-0)
SGANZERLA, WILLIAM GUSTAVO; COSTA, JOSIEL MARTINS; TENA-VILLARES, MIRIAM; BULLER, LUZ SELENE; MUSSATTO, SOLANGE I.; FORSTER-CARNEIRO, TANIA. Dry Anaerobic Digestion of Brewer's Spent Grains toward a More Sustainable Brewery: Operational Performance, Kinetic Analysis, and Bioenergy Potential. FERMENTATION-BASEL, v. 9, n. 1, p. 15-pg., . (19/26925-7, 21/03950-6, 18/14938-4, 20/10323-5)
BULLER, LUZ SELENE; SGANZERLA, WILLIAM GUSTAVO; LIMA, MICHELE NUNES; MUENCHOW, KERRY E.; TIMKO, MICHAEL T.; FORSTER-CARNEIRO, TANIA. Ultrasonic pretreatment of brewers' spent grains for anaerobic digestion: Biogas production for a sustainable industrial development. JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, v. 355, p. 11-pg., . (18/05999-0, 19/26925-7, 20/10323-5, 18/14938-4)
SGANZERLA, WILLIAM GUSTAVO; ZABOT, GIOVANI LEONE; TORRES-MAYANGA, PAULO CESAR; BULLER, LUZ SELENE; MUSSATTO, I, SOLANGE; FORSTER-CARNEIRO, TANIA. Techno-economic assessment of subcritical water hydrolysis process for sugars production from brewer's spent grains. INDUSTRIAL CROPS AND PRODUCTS, v. 171, . (18/05999-0, 20/10323-5, 18/14938-4, 19/26925-7)
AMPESE, LARISSA CASTRO; DE GOUVEA, MIRIAM TVRZSKA; BULLER, LUZ SELENE; SGANZERLA, WILLIAM GUSTAVO; ROSA, MARIA THEREZA DE MORAES GOMES; FORSTER-CARNEIRO, TANIA. Using thermodynamic models for bioenergy recovery and generation assessment: a case study with acai and macauba by-products. BIOMASS CONVERSION AND BIOREFINERY, v. N/A, p. 16-pg., . (20/10323-5, 18/14938-4, 19/26925-7)
MACIEL-SILVA, FRANCISCO W.; LACHOS-PEREZ, DANIEL; BULLER, LUZ SELENE; SGANZERLA, WILLIAM G.; PEREZ, MONTSERRAT; ROSTAGNO, MAURICIO A.; FORSTER-CARNEIRO, TANIA. Green Extraction Processes for Complex Samples from Vegetable Matrices Coupled with On-Line Detection System: A Critical Review. Molecules, v. 27, n. 19, p. 21-pg., . (18/14582-5, 20/10323-5, 19/08542-3, 18/14938-4)
BULLER, LUZ SELENE; AMPESE, LARISSA CASTRO; COSTA, JOSIEL MARTINS; FORSTER-CARNEIRO, TANIA. Revalorization of industrial by-products from frozen concentrated orange juice for a circular economy. BIOMASS CONVERSION AND BIOREFINERY, v. N/A, p. 10-pg., . (20/10323-5, 18/14938-4, 21/03950-6)

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