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Biorefineries for the production of first and second generation ethanol and electricity from sugarcane

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Dias, Marina O. S. [1] ; Junqueira, Tassia L. [1, 2] ; Cavalett, Otavio [1] ; Pavanello, Lucas G. [1] ; Cunha, Marcelo P. [1] ; Jesus, Charles D. F. [1] ; Maciel Filho, Rubens [1, 2] ; Bonomi, Antonio [1, 2]
Total Authors: 8
[1] Lab Nacl Ciencia & Tecnol Bioetanol CTBE CNPEM, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Campinas, UNICAMP, Fac Engn Quim, BR-13083852 Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: APPLIED ENERGY; v. 109, n. SI, p. 72-78, SEP 2013.
Web of Science Citations: 71

Sugarcane trash and bagasse, lignocellulosic materials obtained during sugarcane harvesting and processing, may be used as fuels for electricity production and/or as feedstock for second generation ethanol. If electricity prices are favorable, more lignocellulosic material may be diverted for production of steam and electricity, and vice versa when ethanol prices are more attractive. Therefore, some flexibility to divert bagasse and trash for either second generation ethanol or electricity production might help to maximize revenues. An analysis of the integrated first and second generation ethanol production process from sugarcane is presented, evaluating its flexibility. A flexible biorefinery may offer economic and environmental advantages over the conventional biorefineries with fixed production capacity. (c) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 08/57873-8 - An integrated process for total bioethanol production and zero CO2 emission
Grantee:Rubens Maciel Filho
Support type: Program for Research on Bioenergy (BIOEN) - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 11/19396-6 - Simulation and evaluation of sugarcane biorefineries for the production of bioethanol and its derivatives (alcoholchemistry route)
Grantee:Marina Oliveira de Souza Dias
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate