Feasibility study of commercial scale continuous pretreatment by techno-economic evaluation
Wednesday, April 30, 2014: 10:35 AM
Grand Ballroom A-C, lobby level (Hilton Clearwater Beach)
Martin Hostrup, Mads Berthinus Pedersen, Magnus Hallas-Møller, Jacob Birke Reves, Mattias Ljunggren and Rune Skovgaard-Petersen, BioGasol ApS, Ballerup, Denmark
BioGasol has specialized in high-performance continuous pretreatment equipment for utilization of lignocellulose feedstock. The equipment can be configured for a given customer specific strategy with regard to biomass, end-product and capacity. The continuous pretreatment equipment for a great variety of purposes requires thorough optimization by statistical design, followed by scalability of process and feasibility studies.

To evaluate the BioGasol pretreatment system coupled to e.g. enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation, BioGasol uses techno-economic modeling and evaluation tools. Also, experiments are carried out in lab and pilot scale to gain more knowledge on biomass behavior and processing possibilities.

In this presentation we will show a case story from scaling up pretreatment from pilot scale to commercial scale, and provide insights of the techno-economic methodology. Furthermore, pictures from testing scalability of the BioGasol system and figures from experiments resulting in scaling-up the pretreatment will be shown.