Course NumberCH-02-106
PDH Hours10
Biochemical Conversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass to Ethanol

Biochemical Conversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass to Ethanol

This course describes in detail a potential biochemical ethanol conversion process developed by NREL that converts corn stover to ethanol by dilute-acid pretreatment, enzymatic saccharification, and co-fermentation. The process uses co-current dilute-acid pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass (corn stover), followed by enzymatic hydrolysis (saccharification) of the remaining cellulose, followed by fermentation of the resulting glucose and xylose to ethanol. It presents the performance of key processes such as feed handling, product recovery, wastewater treatment, lignin combustion, and utilities. This course provides detailed material and energy balances and capital and operating costs for the biochemical conversion process.

Learning Objectives

This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Detailed understanding of the lignocellulosic biomass to ethanol process
  • Method to perform an economic analysis of a chemical process
  • Design basis for biochemical conversion plant

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