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Manenti F.,Polytechnic of Milan | Adani F.,University of Milan | Adani F.,Laboratory Biomasse e Agroenergia
Computer Aided Chemical Engineering | Year: 2014

The paper illustrates the redefinition of the concept of biorefinery and its application onto the biogas field, which is the topic of BIOREFILL, a project funded by Lombardy Region and Fondazione CARIPLO. The layout of the biorefinery is given and compared to the state-of-the-art of biorefineries and biogas plants. The specific focus on the optimal conversion of biomass to syngas and the improvement of carbon conversion ratio using one-step technologies for methanol and dimethylether synthesis is discussed in detailed. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.


Manenti F.,Polytechnic of Milan | Manenti F.,TU Berlin | Adani F.,University of Milan | Adani F.,Laboratory Biomasse e Agroenergia | And 3 more authors.
Computers and Chemical Engineering | Year: 2015

The paper illustrates the redefinition of the concept of biorefinery and its application onto the biogas field. The proposed integrated framework merges in a synergistic way the second and third generation biorefineries with the aim of reducing the CO2 emissions and maximizing the utilization of biomass potential. The specific focus of the paper is on the mathematical modelling of the main conversion steps of the lignocellulosic residuals into biosyngas by means of thermal treatment (pyrolysis, combustion, gasification) and, next, into biomethanol (heterogeneously catalyzed synthesis). The models are implemented in user-friendly programmes and adopted to estimate biomass conversion and process yield. A final study of sensitivity analysis is provided to open the way for the next process optimization based on detail models. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd.

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