Towards a commercial lignocellulosic ethanol industry in Australia : the Mackay Renewable Biocommodities Pilot Plant

O'Hara, Ian Mark, Edye, Leslie A., & Doherty, William O.S. (2009) Towards a commercial lignocellulosic ethanol industry in Australia : the Mackay Renewable Biocommodities Pilot Plant. In Proceedings of the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, Ballina, NSW, pp. 11-17.

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In 2007, the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) received funding from the Australian Government through the NCRIS program and from the then Queensland Government Department of State Development to construct a pilot research and development facility for the production of bioethanol and other renewable biocommodities from biomass including sugar cane bagasse. This facility is being constructed adjacent to the Racecourse Sugar Mill in Mackay and is known as the Mackay Renewable Biocommodities Pilot Plant (MRBPP). The MRBPP will be capable of processing biomass through a pressurised pretreatment reactor and includes equipment for enzymatic saccharification, fermentation and distillation to produce ethanol. Lignin and fermentation co-products will also be produced at a pilot scale for product development and testing.

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ID Code: 56546
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: Lignocellulose, Bioethanol, Biorefinery, Biocommodities, Pilot plant, Bagasse
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 (please consult the authors).
Deposited On: 22 Jan 2013 06:51
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2013 17:31

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