Techno-Economic Aspects of a Wood-to-Ethanol Process: Energy Demand and Possibilities for Integration

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Abstract

Full-scale ethanol production from spruce has been evaluated, mainly from an energy perspective, using an Aspen Plus-model including all major process steps. The model input was based on data recently obtained on lab scale or in a process development unit. A number of different process configurations are presented in order to demonstrate how heat integration within the ethanol process significantly reduces the energy demand, and thereby the production cost. Co-location and integration with a combined heat and power plant is discussed as a way to further increase the energy efficiency and improve the process economy.

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  • Chemical Engineering
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHEMICAL ENGINEERING TRANSACTIONS
EditorsJiri Klemes
PublisherAIDIC - associazione italiana di ingegneria chimica
Pages447-452
Number of pages6
Volume12
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventPRES'07 - 10th Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction - Island of Ischia, Italy
Duration: 2007 Jun 242007 Jun 27

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Volume12

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ConferencePRES'07 - 10th Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction
CountryItaly
CityIsland of Ischia
Period2007/06/242007/06/27

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