The Potential of Combined Ethanol Fermentation and Biogas Digestion of Lignocellulosic Biomass in Connection with Municipal Combined Heat and Power Plants

S. Trobro, D.Y. Dererie, M.H. Momeni, H. Hansson, J. Blomqvist, V. Passoth, A. Schnürer, M. Sandgren & J. Ståhlberg
Commercial large scale microbial lignocellulosic biofuel production is in the process of being established but questions regarding biomass pretreatment, process design, biofuel yield, waste management and overall cost remain. Microbial bioethanol production, one of the most promising 2nd generation biofuels, must resolve issues on pretreatment, inhibitor production and pentose processing which may result in a complicated technology. Also are process plant size and surrounding infrastructure likely to have a high economical impact on the procurement...