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Potential of bioethanol as a chemical building block for biorefineries: Preliminary sustainability assessment of 12 bioethanol-based products

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Posada, John A.
Patel, Akshay D.
Roes, Alexander
Blok, Kornelis
Faaij, André P.C.
Published in Bioresource Technology. 2013, vol. 135, p. 490-499
Abstract The aim of this study is to present and apply a quick screening method and to identify the most promising bioethanol derivatives using an early-stage sustainability assessment method that compares a bioethanol-based conversion route to its respective petrochemical counterpart. The method combines, by means of a multi-criteria approach, quantitative and qualitative proxy indicators describing economic, environmental, health and safety and operational aspects. Of twelve derivatives considered, five were categorized as favorable (diethyl ether, 1,3-butadiene, ethyl acetate, propylene and ethylene), two as promising (acetaldehyde and ethylene oxide) and five as unfavorable derivatives (acetic acid, n-butanol, isobutylene, hydrogen and acetone) for an integrated biorefinery concept.
Keywords Bioethanol derivativesBiorefinery analysisBiorefinery systemsEthanol conversionSustainability assessment
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POSADA, John A. et al. Potential of bioethanol as a chemical building block for biorefineries: Preliminary sustainability assessment of 12 bioethanol-based products. In: Bioresource Technology, 2013, vol. 135, p. 490-499. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:43334

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