Furfural, By-Product of Sugarcane Bagasse Ethanol. A Simulation Study

M. Morales, L. Mesa, E. González, J. Pedraza, M. Moya, I. Romero & E. Castro
Bagasse is a by-product of cane sugar production, used for heat cogeneration, and for furfural, boards and ethanol production from lignocellullosic residuals. The furfural hydrolysis stage coincides with the acidic pre­ treatment stage of ethanol technology. Starting from the best results obtained by several authors and changing different operation conditions of furfural hydrolysis step, with smaller reaction time, the objective of this study is to evaluate techno-economic impact of revamping in the acid hydrolysis stage...