Project

Techno-economic assessment of the thermochemical conversion of Cuban sugar cane lignocellulosic residues into liquid biofuels.

Duration
01 October 2013 → 30 September 2019
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Condensed matter physics and nanophysics
  • Engineering and technology
    • Automotive engineering
Keywords
biomass valorisation of agricultural and biorefinery wastes pyrolysis Cuba sugarcane biofuels
 
Project description

In this project, the techno-economic feasibility of conversion of bagasse and sugarcane agricultural residues into biofuels by means of fast pyrolysis, is assessed and tailored to the country-specific situation of Cuba. The purpose is to evaluate an integrated sugarcane processing/fast pyrolysis plant where biofuels production is effectively decoupled from its application in high efficiency boilers and diesel engines.