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Techno-economics of carbon preserving butanol production using a combined fermentative and catalytic approach

Nilsson, Robert; Bauer, Fredric LU ; Mesfun, Sennai; Hulteberg, Christian LU ; Lundgren, Joakim; Wännström, Sune; Rova, Ulrika and Berglund, Kris Arvid (2014) In Bioresource Technology 161. p.263-269
Abstract
This paper presents a novel process for n-butanol production which combines a fermentation consuming carbon dioxide (succinic acid fermentation) with subsequent catalytic reduction steps to add hydrogen to form butanol. Process simulations in Aspen Plus have been the basis for the techno-economic analyses performed. The overall economy for the novel process cannot be justified, as production of succinic acid by fermentation is too costly. Though, succinic acid price is expected to drop drastically in a near future. By fully integrating the succinic acid fermentation with the catalytic conversion the need for costly recovery operations could be reduced. The hybrid process would need 22% less raw material than the butanol fermentation at a... (More)
This paper presents a novel process for n-butanol production which combines a fermentation consuming carbon dioxide (succinic acid fermentation) with subsequent catalytic reduction steps to add hydrogen to form butanol. Process simulations in Aspen Plus have been the basis for the techno-economic analyses performed. The overall economy for the novel process cannot be justified, as production of succinic acid by fermentation is too costly. Though, succinic acid price is expected to drop drastically in a near future. By fully integrating the succinic acid fermentation with the catalytic conversion the need for costly recovery operations could be reduced. The hybrid process would need 22% less raw material than the butanol fermentation at a succinic acid fermentation yield of 0.7 g/g substrate. Additionally, a carbon dioxide fixation of up to 13 ktonnes could be achieved at a plant with an annual butanol production of 10 ktonnes. (Less)
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Process integration, Butanol, Succinic acid, Fermentation, Lignocellulose
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Bioresource Technology
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161
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263 - 269
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Elsevier
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  • pmid:24717319
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1873-2976
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10.1016/j.biortech.2014.03.055
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English
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  author       = {Nilsson, Robert and Bauer, Fredric and Mesfun, Sennai and Hulteberg, Christian and Lundgren, Joakim and Wännström, Sune and Rova, Ulrika and Berglund, Kris Arvid},
  issn         = {1873-2976},
  keyword      = {Process integration,Butanol,Succinic acid,Fermentation,Lignocellulose},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {263--269},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Bioresource Technology},
  title        = {Techno-economics of carbon preserving butanol production using a combined fermentative and catalytic approach},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2014.03.055},
  volume       = {161},
  year         = {2014},
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