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Integrated production of biodegradable plastic, sugar and ethanol
Abstract. Poly 3-hydroxybutyric acid (PHB) and related copolymers can be advantageously produced when integrated into a sugarcane mill. In this favorable scenario, the energy necessary for theExpand
Production of bioethanol and other bio-based materials from sugarcane bagasse: Integration to conventional bioethanol production process
Ethanol may be produced using sugarcane bagasse as raw material through the Organosolv process with dilute acid hydrolysis, thus increasing ethanol production with the same cultivated sugarcane area.Expand
Simulation of integrated first and second generation bioethanol production from sugarcane: comparison between different biomass pretreatment methods
Sugarcane bagasse is used as a fuel in conventional bioethanol production, providing heat and power for the plant; therefore, the amount of surplus bagasse available for use as raw material forExpand
Challenges and opportunities in lactic acid bioprocess design—From economic to production aspects
Abstract Lactic acid is an already consolidated bioproduct in the world market. It has many applications, such as: the production of biodegradable polymers, substitution of plastics from oil, and newExpand
Sugarcane processing for ethanol and sugar in Brazil
Abstract Sugarcane has been used as feedstock for production of ethanol on a large scale basis in Brazil for over three decades, where most of the sugarcane mills produce sugar, ethanol andExpand
Environmental and economic assessment of sugarcane first generation biorefineries in Brazil
The majority of current sugarcane mills in Brazil are annexed plants, producing both ethanol and sugar; the other plants are dedicated only to ethanol production (autonomous distilleries). This studyExpand
Steam explosion pretreatment reproduction and alkaline delignification reactions performed on a pilot scale with sugarcane bagasse for bioethanol production.
Abstract This work was focused on the steam explosion pretreatment reproduction and alkaline delignification reactions on a pilot scale for the ethanol production, through different varieties ofExpand
Integrated versus stand-alone second generation ethanol production from sugarcane bagasse and trash.
Ethanol production from lignocellulosic materials is often conceived considering independent, stand-alone production plants; in the Brazilian scenario, where part of the potential feedstockExpand
Improving bioethanol production from sugarcane: evaluation of distillation, thermal integration and
Demand for bioethanol has grown considerably over the last years. Even though Brazil has been producing ethanol from sugarcane on a large scale for decades, this industry is characterized by lowExpand
Microbial lipid production: screening with yeasts grown on Brazilian molasses
Rhodotorula glutinis CCT 2182, Rhodosporidium toruloides CCT 0783, Rhodotorula minuta CCT 1751 and Lipomyces starkeyi DSM 70296 were evaluated for the conversion of sugars from Brazilian molassesExpand