New, innovative pretreatment of Nordic wood for cost-effective fuel-ethanol production
Updated: 2012-04-10 | Print
The main objective of this project is to develop pretreatment techniques that will reduce the overall production costs for fuel-ethanol from Nordic lignocellulosic biomass. A second objective is to quantify the possibilities to reduce investment and operating costs by co-locating and integrating the ethanol plant with existing industry infrastructure (e.g. pulp mill, oil refinery). A third objective is to join Nordic research resources in the liquid biofuels area.
The project addresses the following technical issues:
- Fundamental understanding of the chemical/physical changes that occurs during wood pretreatment.
- Develop predictive pretreatment models.
- Handling of process liquors and by-products
The project is carried out as an integrated type project under Nordic Energy Research.
- Paper and Fibre Research Institute (PFI).
- INNVENTIA AB, Sweden
- SINTEF Materials and Chemistry
- Matis ohf Prokaria, Iceland
- VTT Technical Reserach Centre of Finland
Contact Person: Karin Øyaas