A Review on Second and Third Generation Bioethanol Production

Ana Carolina Rodrigues Teixeira*, José Ricardo Sodré, Lilian Lefol Nani Guarieiro, Erika Durão Vieira, Fabiano Ferreira De Medeiros, Carine Tondo Alves

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In a scenario with growing population, increasing demand for energy and volatile prices of fossil fuel, there is a high incentive for the use of biofuels, especially those produced from waste material. In this context, second and third generation bioethanol (2G/3G) are interesting alternatives, as they can be produced from different raw material such as corn and rice straw, sugarcane bagasse, waste from pulp industry and microalgae. This paper presents an overview of the available technologies for both 2G and 3G bioethanol production, including lignocellulosic biomass feedstock, biocatalysts and cogeneration processes.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSAE Technical Papers
VolumePart F127082
Issue numberOctober
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2016
Event25th SAE Brasil International Congress and Display, BRASILCONG 2016 - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 25 Oct 201627 Oct 2016


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