Lignocellulosic ethanol in Brazil : technical assessment of 1st and 2nd generation sugarcane ethanol in a Brazilian setting

M. Stojanovic, R.R.C. Bakker

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    Abstract

    Brazil is currently the largest ethanol-biofuel producer worldwide. Ethanol is produced by fermenting the sucrose part of the sugarcane that contains only one third of the sugarcane energy. The rest of the plant is burned to produce energy to run the process and to generate electricity that is sold to the public grid, making the process a net energy producer. This paper evaluates current technology from an energy efficiency point of view and quantifies additional benefits from extra energy generated in during sugarcane processing.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationWageningen
    PublisherAgrotechnology and Food Innovations
    Number of pages18
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

    Keywords

    • sugarcane
    • ethanol
    • lignocellulose
    • sucrose
    • fermentation
    • technology
    • brazil
    • bioethanol
    • biofuels

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