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Furfural From Cellulosic Ethanol Biorefineries

(1) Before or as Pretreatment (2) Exit of Pretreatment (3) related to Distillation (1) Before or as Pretreatment (2) Exit of Pretreatment (3) related to Distillation (Image: DalinYebo)
Engineering Studies and Concept Plan

Project SUMMARY

DATE(S): Various studies since 2005 (Concept plan in 1Q14).

DESCRIPTION/FEATURES:  There are basically three different location in a cellulosic process where furfural can be made or is made and could be removed, economically. Depending on location and configuration of the biorefinery, before tax IRR of ±30% can be expected with payback periods of less than 3 years. In certain configurations, there is an additional positive impact on the CO2 foot print of the biorefinery.

OUTCOME: Citing "strategic misalignment", cellulosic ethanol pioneers advise us that furfural co-product option is not high on their lists of priorities. However, furfural is central to the µ-BioRefinery™ (see link below).

STATUS QUO: Furfural is central to the µ-BioRefinery™ (see link below).

 

Background

Since 2005 we have had interactions with several North American, European and Scandinavian developers of cellulosic ethanol processes about 'furfural'.

Additional Information

dalinyebo.com/bolt-on-biorefining

dalinyebo.com/Cellulosic-Plus™

dalinyebo.com/Paid4PreTreatment™

Why furfural helps cellulosic ethanol

µ-BioRefinery™

Search for articles (Keyword: cellulosic)

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