The increasing world energy consumption and public awareness towards environmental sustainability have motivated a shift to reduce fossil fuels dependence by increasing the production and usage of renewable energy. Liquid biofuels generated from biomasses are among the promising forms of renewable energy as they can be produced from a wide variety of renewable feedstocks. Integrated Biorefinery that utilises biomasses as feedstocks to produce multiple products via various biomass conversion technologies, analogous to petroleum refinery, is a newly-proposed concept. Gasification process is recognised as one of the promising options for initial conversion of biomass to intermediates. In this work, a multiple-cascade automated targeting approach is presented to locate the optimum performance targets of a syngas-based integrated biorefinery.
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- Chemical Engineering(all)