Techno-economics of carbon preserving butanol production using a combined fermentative and catalytic approach

Robert Nilsson, Fredric Bauer, Sennai Mesfun, Christian Hulteberg, Joakim Lundgren, Sune Wännström, Ulrika Rova, Kris Arvid Berglund

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Abstract

This paper presents a novel process for n-butanol production which combines a fermentation consuming carbon dioxide (succinic acid fermentation) with subsequent catalytic reduction steps to add hydrogen to form butanol. Process simulations in Aspen Plus have been the basis for the techno-economic analyses performed. The overall economy for the novel process cannot be justified, as production of succinic acid by fermentation is too costly. Though, succinic acid price is expected to drop drastically in a near future. By fully integrating the succinic acid fermentation with the catalytic conversion the need for costly recovery operations could be reduced. The hybrid process would need 22% less raw material than the butanol fermentation at a succinic acid fermentation yield of 0.7. g/g substrate. Additionally, a carbon dioxide fixation of up to 13. ktonnes could be achieved at a plant with an annual butanol production of 10. ktonnes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-269
Number of pages7
JournalBioresource Technology
Volume161
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Profile

Butanols
Fermentation
Carbon
Economics
fermentation
Succinic Acid
Butenes
Acids
acid
Carbon Dioxide
Carbon dioxide
carbon dioxide
economics
Transmissible Enteritis of Turkeys
Carbon Cycle
1-Butanol
Hydrogen
Raw materials
Recovery
Substrates

Keywords

  • Butanol
  • Fermentation
  • Lignocellulose
  • Process integration
  • Succinic acid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Medicine(all)

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Techno-economics of carbon preserving butanol production using a combined fermentative and catalytic approach. / Nilsson, Robert; Bauer, Fredric; Mesfun, Sennai; Hulteberg, Christian; Lundgren, Joakim; Wännström, Sune; Rova, Ulrika; Berglund, Kris Arvid.

In: Bioresource Technology, Vol. 161, 2014, p. 263-269.

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Nilsson, R, Bauer, F, Mesfun, S, Hulteberg, C, Lundgren, J, Wännström, S, Rova, U & Berglund, KA 2014, 'Techno-economics of carbon preserving butanol production using a combined fermentative and catalytic approach' Bioresource Technology, vol 161, pp. 263-269. DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2014.03.055
Nilsson R, Bauer F, Mesfun S, Hulteberg C, Lundgren J, Wännström S et al. Techno-economics of carbon preserving butanol production using a combined fermentative and catalytic approach. Bioresource Technology. 2014;161:263-269. Available from, DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2014.03.055

Nilsson, Robert; Bauer, Fredric; Mesfun, Sennai; Hulteberg, Christian; Lundgren, Joakim; Wännström, Sune; Rova, Ulrika; Berglund, Kris Arvid / Techno-economics of carbon preserving butanol production using a combined fermentative and catalytic approach.

In: Bioresource Technology, Vol. 161, 2014, p. 263-269.

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