Energetics and economics of ethanol production from cassava under Brazilian conditions area analyzed. A 150 cu m/day alcohol distillery based on batch conversion and fermentation steps and employing a totally enzymatic process was the base-distillery chosen. Comparison with alcohol production from sugar cane juice was made. Prospects for process energy improvements and effects on alcohol production costs are discussed and compared to base-distillery results. Net energy/ratio concept was used as basis for process energetics analysis. Sharp increase in cassava agriculture productivity is expected to considerably improve cassava fuel alcohol economics.

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 44-53
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178078
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 779007 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1978 12:00AM