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De Paoli, F; Bauer, A; Leonhartsberger, C; Amon, B; Amon, T.
(2011): Utilization of by-products from ethanol production as substrate for biogas production.
Bioresour Technol. 2011; 102(11):6621-6624 FullText FullText_BOKU

The aims of this work were to determine the specific biogas yields of steam-exploded sugarcane straw and bagasse as well as to estimate their energy potential under Brazilian conditions. Steam-explosion was carried out under different time and temperature conditions. The specific biogas yields were analyzed in batch-tests according to VDI 4630. Results have shown that steam-explosion pre-treatment increased the specific biogas yields of straw and bagasse significantly compared to the untreated material. The utilization of these by-products can contribute to 5% of the total energy consumption and thereby higher energy independence in Brazil. Further efforts in defining the optimum pretreatment conditions with steam-explosion as well as implementing this technology in large scale plants should be made. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Authors BOKU Wien:
Amon Barbara
Amon Thomas
Bauer Alexander
Leonhartsberger Christian

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