Backgrounds and Objectives
The factors driving global bioethanol market are related to the environmental concerns that lead to manufacturers’ tendency towards bioethanol production, blending mandates by regulatory bodies and abundant raw material availability.
WaysTUP! shares the vision of a more efficient bioethanol production and challenges itself to produce it so.
This pilot will take place in L’Alcúdia (Valencia, Spain), in the biotechnological demonstration plant of IMECAL (PERSEO Bioethanol® plant). The feedstock material will be cellulosic rejection streams from waste and wastewater treatment plants from the Barcelona Metropolitan Area for the production of bioethanol. The plant has a capacity to process 25 tonnes/day of feedstock.
IMECAL, together with the WaysTUP! partner CIEMAT, have developed this bio-technological patented technology (European Patent EPO 2112226, USA Patent 8399228 B2 and international PCT WIPO 099038) to produce second-generation bioethanol from the organic fraction of MSW (PERSEO Bioethanol®).
The PERSEO Bioethanol® semi-industrial plant consists of the pre-treatment unit, the fermentation unit, the solid-liquid separation unit, the distillation unit, the end-product storage unit, effluents treatment unit and control system. Parts of produced ethanol will be further upgraded to produce ethyl lactate via a reactive distillation by TBWR.
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