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Integrated biomass utilisation system for co-production of biofuels

The Integrated Biomass Utilisation System (IBUS) is the main cornerstone for sustainable biorefineries of the future.

The main product is bioethanol produced by integrated conversion of lignocellulosic and starch/sugar raw materials. By-products are animal feed and a solid biofuel low in alkalichlorides.

The bioethanol production is integrated with a power plant in order to exploit the huge unused resources of low temperature thermal energy from the electricity production and to achieve maximum electricity generation from the solid biofuel by co-firing in the boiler of the power plant.

On this background the IBUS concept can provide:
- Production of bioethanol without consumption of fossil fuel.
- Below zero emission of CO2 by condensation of the N2 free CO2 from fermentation and use the liquid CO2 for enhanced oil recovery (E.O.R.)
- Full sustainability by recycling of plant nutrients to the soil via animal feed.
- Production of bioethanol without waste water and without emission of dioxin and other volatile organic compounds.
- Optimal utilisation of household waste by recycling of plastic, metals, glass, porcelain, batteries etc. and conversion of the biodegradable fraction to bioethanol

Current status
A pilot plant for conversion of 100 kg/h of straw has operated from Oct. 2003 and a 10 kg/h plant will start working March 2007.

A fully integrated IBUS demo-plant for 4 t/h of lignocellulosic and 4 t/h of starch/sugar raw materials is under construction and will start working ultimo 2008.

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Inbicon A/S
Kraftværksvej 53
7000 Skærbæk
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