Chapter 4. Advanced Biorefineries for the Production of Fuel Ethanol

  1. Alain A. Vertès4,
  2. Nasib Qureshi5,
  3. Hans P. Blaschek6 and
  4. Hideaki Yukawa7
  1. Stephen R. Hughes1,
  2. William Gibbons2 and
  3. Scott Kohl3

Published Online: 12 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750025.ch4

Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries

Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries

How to Cite

Hughes, S. R., Gibbons, W. and Kohl, S. (2010) Advanced Biorefineries for the Production of Fuel Ethanol, in Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries (eds A. A. Vertès, N. Qureshi, H. P. Blaschek and H. Yukawa), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470750025.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Sloan Fellowship, London Business School, UK

  2. 5

    Bioenergy Research, United States Department of Agriculture, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Peoria, IL, USA

  3. 6

    Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research, Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition and The Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA

  4. 7

    Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology Group, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE), Kyoto, Japan

Author Information

  1. 1

    Bioproducts and Biocatalysis Unit, United States Department of Agriculture, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Peoria, IL, USA

  2. 2

    Biology/Microbiology Department, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, USA

  3. 3

    ICM, Inc., Colwich, KS, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 15 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470513125

Online ISBN: 9780470750025

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Keywords:

  • advanced biorefineries for fuel ethanol production;
  • US enacting Renewable Fuel Standard, Energy Policy Act of 2005;
  • ethanol production plants using sugar feedstocks;
  • sugar cane biorefinery - value-added sugar and molasses feed coproducts;
  • dedicated dry-grind and dry-mill starch ethanol production plants;
  • water recycling and minimizing plant emissions - in plant operation;
  • wet-milling process - complex and capital-intensive than dry-grind process;
  • dedicated cellulosic ethanol production plants;
  • lignocellulosic feedstocks as biofuel - providing renewable energy for the future;
  • process integration

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Ethanol Production Plants Using Sugar Feedstocks

  • Dedicated Dry-Grind and Dry-Mill Starch Ethanol Production Plants

  • Dedicated Wet-Mill Starch Ethanol Production Plants

  • Dedicated Cellulosic Ethanol Production Plants

  • Advanced Combined Biorefineries

  • Perspective

  • Acknowledgments

  • References