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Techno-economic analysis for the production of formic acid via oxidation processing of residual biomass in Ecuador

  • Ecuador, traditionally an agricultural based economy, has a great potential for valorizing their industrial residues. This study, presents a techno-economic analysis for applying a novel biomass oxidation method to produce formic and acetic acids from coffee husk residues in Machala, Ecuador. The analysis determined that the time of return of investment was lower than 5 years, making this project economically feasible, when producing approx. 1000 tons of formic acid per year, which is enough for supplying the Ecuadorian market. This production, would reduce imports costs and develop the chemical industry in the country.

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Author of HS ReutlingenAlmeida Streitwieser, Daniela
Erschienen in:Congress on Research, Development, and Innovation in Renewable Energies : Selected Papers from CIDiER 2022, virtual, Guayaquil, Ecuador, September 19-21, 2022
Place of publication:Cham
Editor:Mayken Espinoza-Andaluz, Ester Melo Vargas, Jordy Santana Villamar, Ángel Encalada-Dávila
Document Type:Conference proceeding
Publication year:2023
Tag:Ecuador; TEA; acetic acid; biomass residues; formic acid
Page Number:16
First Page:3
Last Page:18
PPN:Im Katalog der Hochschule Reutlingen ansehen
DDC classes:540 Chemie
Open access?:Nein
Licence (German):License Logo  In Copyright - Urheberrechtlich geschützt