International Cooperation to Develop Global Bioenergy Capacity: How Global Partnerships Are Clearing the Way to Achieve America’s RFS2 Goals
by Thomas Corle (Leifmark LLC, Inbicon Technology Marketing Partner) Opening his presentation with imposing nature images of pristine beauty, Corle’s presentation lays Denmark’s aspirations on the table – to move from 2006′s 15/85 (CO2 emission) to 85/15 (CO2 neutral) in the year 2040. To help in these efforts, DONG Energy currently has three bio solutions in its arsenal – Inbicon – cellulosic biomass to ethanol, Renescience – separation of municipal solid waste to for efficient energy utilization, and Pyroneer – gasification of low value biomass to high value energy products.
Inbicon utilizes a three-stage conversion process involving mechanical conditioning of the biomass, hydrothermal pre-treatment, and enzymatic hydrolysis. The plant material building blocks (cellulose, hemicelluose and lignin) thus released are converted into three streams of energy – cellulosic ethanol, a solid lignin biofuel and C5 energy molasses.
Such an Inbicon Biomass refinery, integrated with other technologies, maximizes the marketing value of each ton of biomass, creating sustainable businesses. Such plants will contribute to fulfilling America’s RFS2 goal of 16 billion gallons of cellulosic biofuel a year by the year 2022. Partnering with Leifmark LLC, Leola, PA, DONG Energy is working to help setup power plants all across the US, based on the wheat and corn acerage available (slide 23), and the Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) expectation and goals of several states (slide 21).
All this is illustrated using several additional slides featuring a fueling station, race cars, power plants and process flows, additionally supported by slides on statistics.
Key words: RFS2, cellulose, ethanol, sustainability, enzymatic processing, biomass, lignin, RPS READ MORE