Industrial Demonstration of Second Generation Bioethanol Production in Italy: the BIOLYFE Project

D. Chiaramonti, A. Giovannini, A. Frattini & S. Ferrero
The EU BIOLYFE project focuses on demonstrating the hydrolysis and fermentation steps at industrial scale of the lignocellulosic bioethanol process: nevertheless, the overall industrial project will demonstrate the entire chain, thus including the up­stream and downstream process, namely innovative pre­treatment steps and product separation/utilization. The main aim of BIOLYFE is to design and build a demo industrial­scale second generation bioethanol production plant with an output of approx. 40,000 tons ethanol per year. The plant, currently...