Next generation of biorefinery process design targeted in $1.8-million research project

July 18, 2018 | posted by The Institute

"A critical bottleneck for achieving the design throughput of conversion process in biorefineries is material flow throughout the system. Variations in biomass characteristics (e.g. particle size, shape, density, ash and moisture content) cause frequent plugging of bins, conveyors, and failure of other material handling equipment. These failures impact the on-stream time of a reactor.

New research based on a collaboration among Clemson University, Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) will develop analytical models to optimize the design of the feeding system." Click here to read the full article.