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Making Levulinic Acid and Ethyl Levulinate Economically Viable: A Worldwide Technoeconomic and Environmental Assessment of Possible Routes

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Leal Silva, Jean Felipe [1] ; Grekin, Rebecca [2] ; Mariano, Adriano Pinto [1] ; Maciel Filho, Rubens [1]
Número total de Autores: 4
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Av Albert Einstein 500, BR-13083852 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] MIT, Dept Chem Engn, 77 Massachusetts Ave, Rm 66-350, Cambridge, MA 02139 - USA
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo de Revisão
Fonte: ENERGY TECHNOLOGY; v. 6, n. 4, p. 613-639, APR 2018.
Citações Web of Science: 15

Ethyl levulinate is a diesel additive that has received special attention recently due to its potential for production in large quantities from inexpensive feedstocks. Several processes have been developed for the conversion of biomass into levulinic acid and ethyl levulinate, and an economic analysis of these routes would indicate the main hindering factors of their commercialization. This Review focuses on filling this gap in current knowledge by gathering data from scientific papers and patents to create a simulation to analyze processes by focusing on the production of ethyl levulinate in nine countries or regions across the globe. The key indicator to analyze the economic feasibility of ethyl levulinate production is a comparison of its minimum selling price to the local wholesale price of diesel on an energy basis. Processes simulated in Brazil, China, and India presented promising results with feedstocks such as sugarcane bagasse and rice residues. Also, the integration of ethyl levulinate production into existing ethanol plants is a factor that may improve process economics. Overall, this Review specifies key factors in economic and environmental performances of the processes to indicate research topics that could achieve high impact on industrial-scale processes once matured. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 16/10450-1 - Desenvolvimento do processo de conversão de cana-de-açúcar a levulinato de etila: uma rota para um aditivo de biodiesel viável
Beneficiário:Jean Felipe Leal Silva
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Mestrado