Ethanol Production from Lignocellulosic Residues. Babethanol -2012
The Babethanol Project is a collaborative research project approved by the “Seventh Framework Program” to be funded by the European Commission. This project seeks a more sustainable solution for the production of second generation ethanol from a comprehensive transformation and environmental-friendly process based on the extrusion of lignocellulosic residues.
To assess the project’s sustainability, the Mario Molina Center (MMC) will calculate environmental impacts using the Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) methodology at a semi-industrial scale of Blue Agave Bagass (BAB) ethanol production, and will also develop an inventory of lignocellulosic residues with potential for second generation ethanol production in Mexico.
The project began on May 2009 and was designed to be carried out through a period of 4 years. Its current state is in the transition phase from the lab to a pilot plant.
MARIO MOLINA CENTER FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES ON ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Prolongacion Paseo de los Laureles No. 458, Despacho 406
Col. Bosques de las Lomas, Cuajimalpa, C.P. 05120, Mexico, D.F.
Telephone: +00 (52-55) 9177 1670