Ethanol from wood waste an opportunity for refiners

A recent prefeasibility study explored wood waste-to-ethanol as a significant, ready source of second-generation biofuels, as well as the opportunities for refiners and marketers to participate with pulp and paper mills in these biofuels projects.The material presented in this article derives from a prefeasibility study recently completed for owners of a pulp and paper mill. These are the major conclusions reached in that study: Cellulosic ethanol plants currently being built are technically and economically viable. Partial integration of the proposed cellulosic ethanol plant with the pulp and paper mill was technically feasible. The proposed integration should offer synergies that would ...

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