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Technological improvement for ethanol production from lignocellulose

Objective

This project aims at development of cost effective and sustainable production methods for ethanol based on lignocellulosic waste materials or dedicated crops. The raw materials are among the potential ones in Southern, Eastern and Northern Europe, comprising forest and agricultural residues as well as a energy crop. The project focuses on the key issues, essential for improvement of the process steps in the conversion of lignocellulosics to ethanol. Novel technologies will be developed for pre-treatment and enzymatic hydrolysis steps, which comprise up to 50% of the present production costs. The aim is to increase the yield of ethanol, is well as to decrease the energy consumption in the production process. The production costs of ethanol would expectedly be reduced by 10-20% in medium-to-long term. A techno-economic analysis of the new process concept will be carried out.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Address
Tietotie 2
02044 Espoo
Finland

Participants (6)

BUDAPEST UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AND ECONOMICS
Hungary
Address
Szt. Gellert Ter 4
1521 Budapest
ITALIAN AGENCY FOR NEW TECHNOLOGY, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Italy
Address
S.s.106 Jonica Km. 419.500
75025 Policoro
LUND UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
Getingevägen, 60
Lund
RISOE NATIONAL LABORATORY
Denmark
Address
Frederiksborgvej 399
4000 Roskilde
ROAL OY
Finland
Address
Tykkimaentie 15
05200 Rajamaki
ROYAL NEDALCO B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Van Konijnenburgweg 100
4600AA Bergen Op Zoom