Now available on-line from the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) are two new, improved versions of a techno-economic model created in 2010 to accelerate development of next generation biofuels that are economically competitive with petroleum-based fuels.
Incorporating the latest state-of-the-art technologies relevant to bioethanol production, these new wiki-based models simulate critical factors in the biorefinery process, such as production costs and energy balances, under different scenarios. This enables researchers to concentrate their efforts on the most promising strategies for cost-efficient biorefinery operations. Both new models correspond to refinery process configuration and performance scenarios, with one reflecting the best current technologies and the other reflecting projected technological developments.
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