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Title: Final Report - Energy Reduction and Advanced Water Removal via Membrane Solvent Extraction Technology

3M and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) collaborated with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop and demonstrate a novel membrane solvent extraction (MSE) process that can substantially reduce energy and water consumption in ethanol production, and accelerate the fermentation process. A cross-flow membrane module was developed, using porous membrane manufactured by 3M. A pilot process was developed that integrates fermentation, MSE and vacuum distillation. Extended experiments of 48-72 hours each were conducted to develop the process, verify its performance and begin establishing commercial viability.
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Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
3M Company
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE; USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Advanced Manufacturing Office (EE-2F)
Contributing Orgs:
Archer Daniels Midland National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Country of Publication:
United States
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION Ethanol, Distillation, Membrane Solvent Extraction, MSE, Cross-Flow Membrane