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how to model a bioethanol plant?

By alex on 17 May 19:56 4 answers 0 comments

For a School Project, we have to design an applaince to produce bioethanol from gras. Some ideas?

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  • kyle
    kyle over 4 years ago

    To extract ethanol you typically use a still. I doubt raw grass will contain any significant levels of ethanol, you must ferment it in order to create ethanol. I have a model of a still if you want it let me know but it is a far cry from any kind of production facility.

  • Hans de Ridder
    Hans de Ridder over 4 years ago

    I believe grass is not a very good plant for fermenting, even cows need 4 stomachs to digest grass. (and even than cow shit is still full of undigested grass)
    You need a plant that has a lot of sugar onboard such as sugarcane.
    Also plain potatoes will do the job

  • alex
    alex over 4 years ago

    You are right Hans. Grass is not suitable. But we ave to design a bioethanol plant for our school project. Do you have any idea how to begin to job?

    Best Regards

    Alex

  • alex
    alex over 4 years ago

    Thank you Kyle. You are right, grass is not suitable, it was my mistake. For our School Project we have to design a bioethanol Equipment. the first step is to design the frementation facilities. can you help me with your models?
    best regards
    Alex

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