In a scenario with growing population, increasing demand for energy and volatile prices of fossil fuel, there is a high incentive for the use of biofuels, especially those produced from waste material. In this context, second and third generation bioethanol (2G/3G) are interesting alternatives, as they can be produced from different raw material such as corn and rice straw, sugarcane bagasse, waste from pulp industry and microalgae. This paper presents an overview of the available technologies for both 2G and 3G bioethanol production, including lignocellulosic biomass feedstock, biocatalysts and cogeneration processes.
|Journal||SAE Technical Papers|
|Publication status||Published - 25 Oct 2016|
|Event||25th SAE Brasil International Congress and Display, BRASILCONG 2016 - Sao Paulo, Brazil|
Duration: 25 Oct 2016 → 27 Oct 2016