Process design and evaluation of production of bioethanol and β-lactam antibiotic from lignocellulosic biomass

Sung Bong Kim, Chulhwan Park, Seung Wook Kim

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To design biorefinery processes producing bioethanol from lignocellulosic biomass with dilute acid pretreatment, biorefinery processes were simulated using the SuperPro Designer program. To improve the efficiency of biomass use and the economics of biorefinery, additional pretreatment processes were designed and evaluated, in which a combined process of dilute acid and aqueous ammonia pretreatments, and a process of waste media containing xylose were used, for the production of 7-aminocephalosporanic acid. Finally, the productivity and economics of the designed processes were compared.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)194-200
Number of pages7
JournalBioresource Technology
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Nov 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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