Project: Production of highvalue Biobasedproducts from sugar cane bioethanol industry solid andliquid wastes by low energy electrochemical treatment of effluents and pyrolysis of lignocellulosic materials using thermomagneticcatalysts

Acronym EFCP (Reference Number: ELAC2015/T03-1018)
Duration 01/12/2016 - 01/12/2018
Project Topic A project is proposed, to evaluate the technical feasibility, and the economic, environmental and social sustainability of a process to produce high value biochemical products from sugar cane bioethanol industrysolid and liquid wastes, involving effluents and solids pretreatment stages, followed by pyrolysis and biooilfractionation. The process to be evaluated includes: a) a waste liquids and solid feedstocks processing subsystem where wastewater is passed through a low energy electrochemicalprocess, liquid can be recycled into the industrial processes and the residual sludge is mixed with other lignocellulosic materials and preconditioned for pyrolysis; b) a conversion and products finishing subsystem where the preconditioned feedstock materials are sent to a pyrolysis reactor, where the temperature is finely controlled by hermomagnetic materials heated by aninduction field, and c) a utilities subsystem where heat and power are generated to make the entire processself-sufficient and zero waste.
Network ERANet-LAC
Call 2nd Joint Call on Research and Innovation

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Ambitek Services Inc Coordinator Panama
2 NEBUMA GmbH Partner Germany
3 ROCAT Synfuels SRL Partner Romania
4 Babes Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca Partner Romania
5 Universidad del Valle Partner Colombia