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Ethanol Production Cost Reports

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Ethanol (a.k.a. Ethyl Alcohol, Bio-Ethanol, EtOH) is one of the simplest alcohols with the molecular formula C2H5OH. It is a colorless, volatile, flammable liquid, soluble in water and in most organic compounds. The alcohol can be found naturally in many sources, as it is the byproduct of anaerobic sugar fermentation. Ethanol is considered to be one of the oldest human food products, fermented beer was consumed as early as 3000 B.C. Its uses widened in modern times, being first used as power engine in 1826, as lightning fuel in 1850 and as motor fuel in the start of the 1900s. Currently, ethanol can is employed as a versatile chemical building block for its unique combination of properties as an antifreeze, fuel, solvent, germicide and chemical intermediate.

Intratec offers professional, easy-to-understand reports examining Ethanol production. Each study describes an industrial plant, including main process units and site infrastructure, and presents an independent analysis of capital and operating costs. All reports are based on the most recent economic data available (Q2 2019).

You can find below reports focused on Ethanol production processes available in report subscriptions offered by Intratec.

Ethanol Production from Corn Dry Milling - Cost Analysis | Ethanol E41A

This study presents the economics of hydrous Ethanol production from corn in the USA using a typical dry milling process. Initially, corn is ground, slurried with water and then submitted to enzymatic hydrolysis, which convert starch to glucose. Next, the glucose is fermented to Ethanol by yeasts, yielding Hydrous Ethanol.

Analysis: 300 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   107 pages

Ethanol Production from Wood Chips via Mixed Alcohols Distillation - Cost Analysis | Ethanol E55A

This report presents the economics of Anhydrous Ethanol production from wood chips in the USA. In the process examined, wood feedstock is submitted to direct gasification, producing synthesis gas. Next, the syngas is converted to mixed alcohols. The alcohol mixture is then distilled, yielding anhydrous ethanol and a mixture of higher molecular weight alcohols.

Analysis: 100 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   109 pages