Synthesis and design of optimal biorefinery using an expanded network with thermochemical and biochemical biomass conversion platforms

Peam Cheali, Krist V. Gernaey and Gürkan Sin,    Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Building 229, DK-2800 Lyngby, Denmark


This study presents the development of an expanded biorefinery processing network for producing biofuels that combines biochemical and thermochemical conversion platforms. The expanded network is coupled to a framework that uses a superstructure based optimization approach to generate and compare of a large number of alternatives at their optimal points. In this study the superstructure for thermochemical conversion route is ...

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