Technology Evaluation of Process Configurations for Second Generation Bioethanol Production using Dynamic Model-based Simulations

Ricardo Morales Rodriguez, Anne S. Meyer, Krist Gernaey, Gürkan Sin

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An assessment of a number of different process flowsheets for bioethanol production was performed using dynamic model-based simulations. The evaluation employed diverse operational scenarios such as, fed-batch, continuous and continuous with recycle configurations. Each configuration was evaluated against the following benchmark criteria, yield (kg ethanol/kg dry-biomass), final product concentration and number of unit operations required in the different process configurations. The results has shown the process configuration for simultaneous saccharification and co-fermentation (SSCF) operating in continuous mode with a recycle of the SSCF reactor effluent, results in the best productivity of bioethanol among the proposed process configurations, with a yield of 0.18 kg ethanol /kg dry-biomass.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication32. National Meeting and First International Congress AMIDIQ
Publication date2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventAMIDIQ 32nd National Meeting and 1st International Congress - Riviera Maya, Mexico
Duration: 3 May 20116 May 2011


ConferenceAMIDIQ 32nd National Meeting and 1st International Congress
CityRiviera Maya

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