Laboratory Tests in a Prototype for Second Generation Bioethanol Production from Ligno-Cellulosic Biomass Samples

F. Cotana, G. Cavalaglio, M. Gelosia, S. Rinaldi, V. Coccia & A. Petrozzi
Biomass Research Centre has completed the installation of a second generation bioethanol production prototype from ligno-cellulosic biomass. The research project “Second generation bioethanol and other environmental sustainable biofuels”, financed by Italian Ministry of Environment and protection of natural resources, aims the experimentation of several lingo-cellulosic biomass samples such as straw, cardoon, miscanthus, arundo donax, vineyard and olive prunings, forestry residues. The prototype consists of the following monitored parts: steam production system, steam explosion reactor, enzymatic...