An update on the Mackay Renewable Biocommodities Pilot Plant : preliminary trial results

Wong, Heng Ho, Albertson, Peter, & O'Hara, Ian M. (2011) An update on the Mackay Renewable Biocommodities Pilot Plant : preliminary trial results. In Proceedings of the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ASSCT), Mackay, Queensland.

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THE Mackay Renewable Biocommodities Pilot Plant is a pilot scale facility owned and operated by QUT for research and demonstration of the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass such as sugarcane bagasse into biofuels. The pilot plant accommodates unique state-of-the-art equipment to process a wide range of feedstocks and is strategically located on the site of the Mackay Sugar Ltd Racecourse Mill. Major facilities include a biomass handling system, pre-treatment reactor, saccharification reactor, fermentors, distillation column and bioseparations equipment. This paper provides an update on the design, construction, commissioning and start-up of the facility. In addition, the paper provides results from preliminary facility trials on the pre-treatment of sugarcane bagasse for cellulosic ethanol production.

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ID Code: 56547
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Pilot plant, Pretreatment, Lignocellulosic biomass, Sugarcane bagasse, Biofuel
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (090400)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 (please consult the authors).
Deposited On: 22 Jan 2013 06:52
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2013 00:59

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