TITLE

Ethanol from corn: a technical and economical assessment based on different scenarios

AUTHOR(S)
Franceschin, Giada; Zaniboni, Andrea; Bezzo, Fabrizio; Bertucco, Alberto
PUB. DATE
May 2008
SOURCE
Chemical Engineering Research & Design: Transactions of the Inst;May2008, Vol. 86 Issue 5, p488
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A dry-grind ethanol from corn process analysis is performed. After defining a complete model of the process, a pinch technology analysis is carried out to optimise energy and water demands. The so-defined base case is then discussed in terms of production costs and process profitability. A detailed sensitivity analysis on the most important process and financial variables is carried out. The possibility to adopt different alternatives for heat and power generation combined to the process is evaluated.
ACCESSION #
43536207

 

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