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Biorefinery study of availability of agriculture residues and wastes for integrated biorefineries in Brazil

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Author(s):
Forster-Carneiro, T. [1] ; Berni, M. D. [2] ; Dorileo, I. L. [3] ; Rostagno, M. A. [1]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Campinas UNICAMP, Dept Food Engn FEA, Campinas - Brazil
[2] Univ Campinas UNICAMP, Interdisciplinary Ctr Energy Planning, Campinas - Brazil
[3] Fed Univ Mato Grosso UFMT, Interdisciplinary Ctr Studies Energy Planning, Cuiaba - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND RECYCLING; v. 77, p. 78-88, AUG 2013.
Web of Science Citations: 54
Abstract

Brazil has a great potential for use renewable raw materials in biorefineries. It is one of the largest producers of agricultural and animal commodities, which produce large amounts of residues and wastes. These agricultural residues and animal waste can be effectively transformed to energy and other products in systems similar to a ethanol refinery where an integrated process involves conversion for biomass into fuel, energy and chemicals, integrated in the context of a biorefinery. The objective of this work is the determination of the actual availability of main agricultural residues and animal wastes generated in Brazil and of their generation potential index and their prospects for 2020. The results indicate that the sugarcane has the highest agronomic availability, reaching 157 million tons of fresh material and an estimated reuse potential of 19.6 million tons (dry basis), followed by soybeans, rice, maize, orange, wheat, cotton, cassava and tobacco. Published by Elsevier B.V. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/19817-1 - Biorefinery in agricultural and food industry: recycling waste for production of new chemicals componds and biohydrogen
Grantee:Tânia Forster Carneiro
Support type: Program for Research on Bioenergy (BIOEN) - Young Investigators Grants