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Biomass and Biofuels by Thallada Bhaskar, Shibu Jose

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Chapter 8

Economically Viable Biochemical Processes for Advanced Rural Biorefinery and Downstream Recovery Operations

Patrick Dube* and Pratap Pullammanappallil

Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

8.1 Introduction

Rural biorefineries offer an alternative to traditional ethanol production by providing the opportunity to produce fuel on site to reduce costs associated with biomass transportation thus making the fuel economically viable. Widespread installation of rural biorefineries could lead to increased uptake of biofuels and could help meet biofuel standards in the upcoming years. Unfortunately, even with reduced transportation costs at a rural biorefinery, biofuel is still not ...

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