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Bioethanol Production from Lignocellulosic Biomass, Evaluation of the Potential Bioethanol Production in Three Swedish Regions
Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology. (PRO)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1351-9245
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Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology. (PRO)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0300-0762
2009 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009.
National Category
Chemical Sciences
Research subject
Energy- and Environmental Engineering
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-7606OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-7606DiVA, id: diva2:278742
Conference
17th, European biomass conference; from research to industry and markets; 2009; Berlin
Available from: 2009-11-29 Created: 2009-11-29 Last updated: 2016-01-11Bibliographically approved
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1. Lignocellulosic Ethanol Production Potential and Regional Transportation Fuel Demand
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lignocellulosic Ethanol Production Potential and Regional Transportation Fuel Demand
2011 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Road traffic dominates in domestic Swedish transportation and is highly dependent on fossil fuels, petrol and diesel. Currently, the use of renewable fuels in transportation accounts for less than 6% of the total energy use in transport. The demand for bioethanol to fuel transportation is growing and cannot be met through current domestic production alone. Lignocellulosic ethanol derived from agricultural crop residues may be a feasible alternative source of ethanol for securing a consistent regional fuel supply in Swedish climatic conditions.

 This licentiate thesis focuses on regional transport fuel supply by considering local small-scale ethanol production from straw. It presents the results of investigations of regional transport fuel supply with respect to minimising regional CO2 emissions, cost estimates for transport fuel supply, and the availability of lignocellulosic resources for small-scale ethanol production. Regional transport fuel demand between the present and 2020 is also estimated. The results presented here show that significant bioethanol can be produced from the straw and Salix available in the studied regions and that this is sufficient to meet the regions’ current ethanol fuel demand.

 A cost optimisation model for regional transport fuel supply is developed and applied for two cases in one study region, one when the ethanol production plant is integrated with an existing CHP plant (polygeneration), and one with a standalone ethanol production plant. The results of the optimisation model show that in both cases the changes in ethanol production costs have the biggest influence on the cost of supplying the regional passenger car fleet with transport fuel, followed by the petrol price and straw production costs.

 By integrating the ethanol production process with a CHP plant, the costs of supplying regional passenger car fleet with transport fuel can be reduced by up to a third. Moreover, replacing petrol fuel with ethanol can cut regional CO2 emissions from transportation by half.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Västerås: Mälardalens högskola, 2011
Series
Mälardalen University Press Licentiate Theses, ISSN 1651-9256 ; 143
Keywords
Agricultural by-products, Straw, Bioethanol, Transport system, Greenhouse gases (GHG), Polygeneration system, Combined Heat and Power (CHP), Mixed Integer Programming (MIP).
National Category
Natural Sciences Engineering and Technology
Research subject
Energy- and Environmental Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-13176 (URN)978-91-7485-044-4 (ISBN)
Presentation
2011-12-09, Lambda, Mälardalens högskola, Västerås, 10:00 (English)
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Available from: 2011-10-27 Created: 2011-10-25 Last updated: 2011-11-28Bibliographically approved

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