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Title: Evaluation of a Value Prior to Pulping-thermomechanical pulp business concept: Part 2

Source: Tappi Journal, May 2011, pp. 31-38

Author(s)Bilek,E.M.; Houtman, Carl; Ince, Peter

Publication Year: 2011  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4709-1A   FPL-4851-6A

Abstract: Value Prior to Pulping (VPP) is a novel biorefining concept for pulp mills that includes hydrolysis extraction of hemicellulose wood sugars and acetic acid from pulpwood prior to pulping. The concept involves conversion of wood sugars via fermentation to fuel ethanol or other chemicals and the use of remaining solid wood material in the pulping process. This paper provides an overview of the methods and results from analysis of the concept as a hypothetical business investment at a pulp and paper mill equipped for making thermomechanical pulp (TMP).

Keywords: Pulping; hydrolysis; sugars; acetic acid; pulpwood; fermentation; ethanol; paper industry; economic aspects; wood-pulp industry; wood-pulp; value added; fuelwood; pretreatment; thermomechanical pulp; biorefining; wood extractives; alcohol

Publication Review Process: Formally Refereed

File size: 1 kb(s)

Date posted: 07/12/2011

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RITS Product ID: 38968
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Bilek, Ted
Houtman, Carl J.
Chemical Engineer

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