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dc.contributor.authorGómez Millán, Gerardo
dc.contributor.authorLlorca Piqué, Jordi
dc.contributor.authorSixta, Herbert
dc.contributor.authorBangalore Ashok, Rahul Prasad
dc.contributor.authorOinas, Pekka
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Doctorat Erasmus Mundus en Vies Economicoambientals per a Serveis d'Energia Sostenible
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Química
dc.identifier.citationGómez, G. [et al.]. Furfural production from xylose and birch hydrolysate liquor in a biphasic system and techno-economic analysis. "Biomass conversion and biorefinery", 1 Abril 2020, p. 1-12.
dc.description.abstractFurfural has been highlighted as one of the top ten most rewarding bio-based building blocks by the US Department of Energy. In this study, furfural was produced from xylose and birch hydrolysate liquor employing a batch reactor in a biphasic system. The formation of furfural was conducted under auto-catalyzed conditions. 2-sec-Butylphenol was used as extractant to promptly extract furfural from the aqueous phase in order to minimize furfural degradation reactions. The effect of time, temperature, and organic-to-aqueous phase ratio were investigated. The maximum furfural yields from xylose and birch hydrolysate liquor as feedstock under auto-catalyzed conditions when employing 2-sec-butylphenol (SBP) were 59 mol% and 54 mol%, respectively. In the monophasic system when using hydrolysate, 46% furfural was yielded. Based on a techno-economic analysis carried out for furfural, the total investment cost for a plant integrated with an existing pulp mill or bio-refinery is estimated as 14 M€. The minimum selling price of furfural found to be 1.62 € kg-1. With a furfural selling price of 1.93 € kg-1, the payback period is approximately 5 years and an internal rate of return (IRR) of 20.7% is achieved at the end of the project lifetime.
dc.format.extent12 p.
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Energies
dc.subject.otherBirch hydrolysate liquor
dc.subject.otherTechno-economic analysis
dc.titleFurfural production from xylose and birch hydrolysate liquor in a biphasic system and techno-economic analysis
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. NEMEN - Nanoenginyeria de materials aplicats a l'energia
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorGómez, G.; Llorca, J.; Sixta, H.; Bangalore, R.; Oinas, P.
local.citation.publicationNameBiomass conversion and biorefinery

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