New Concept to Obtain Higher Yields of Pyrolytic Sugars for Ethanol Production

The objectives of this research project are as follows: (1) Identification of the best pretreatment and pyrolysis conditions to maximize the yield of anhydro-sugars; (2) A mathematical model that will be helpful in the design and scale up of more selective mobile pyrolysis units to produce bio-oils enriched in anhydro-sugars; (3) Identification of the best conditions to separate, hydrolyze, detoxify and ferment the pyrolytic sugars to produce ethanol; and (4) Economic analysis of the proposed concept.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program information: Advanced Research, Biobased Research


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  • Status: Completed
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    Department of Transportation
    1200 New Jersey Avneue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Johnson, Shawn

  • Principal Investigators:

    Garcia-Perez, Manuel

  • Start Date: 20090401
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20110331

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01575536
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 3 2015 1:43PM