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Title: The costs of sugar production from different feedstocks and processing technologies: Review of Industrial Sugar Production Costs

Abstract

Sugar production is essential for the production of foods, biochemicals, and biofuels via biochemical or catalytic routes. Sugar-containing crops, and starch-based and cellulosic feedstocks are resources for sugar production via juice extraction, starch saccharification, and pretreatment and hydrolysis, respectively. Technologies have been developed to attain a high sugar yield; however, production costs are a major consideration in commercializing newly developed approaches to the production of sugars. In this review, the fixed capital and production costs of sugar produced from first- and second-generation crops are summarized. As expected, first-generation crops provide the lowest fixed capital costs, ranging from 0.01 to 0.13 $ kg -1 feedstock, and have production costs ranging from 0.22 to 0.55 $ kg -1 sugar. For cellulosic crops, because of their recalcitrant structure and complex processing, the fixed capital and production costs are higher, ranging from 0.02 to 1.10 $ kg -1 feedstock and 0.10 to 3.37 $ kg -1 sugar, respectively.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [1]
  1. Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL (United States). Dept. of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  2. Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ. (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA (United States). Dept. of Food Science and Technology
  3. Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL (United States). DOE Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation; US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)., Peoria, IL (United States). Bioenergy Research, Agricultural Research Service
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI), Urbana, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
OSTI Identifier:
1495027
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1510346
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0018420; DE‐SC0018420
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining; Journal ID: ISSN 1932-104X
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; sugar production; sugar-containing crops; starch-based feedstocks; cellulosic feedstocks; fixed capital cost; production cost

Citation Formats

Cheng, Ming-Hsun, Huang, Haibo, Dien, Bruce S., and Singh, Vijay. The costs of sugar production from different feedstocks and processing technologies: Review of Industrial Sugar Production Costs. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1002/bbb.1976.
Cheng, Ming-Hsun, Huang, Haibo, Dien, Bruce S., & Singh, Vijay. The costs of sugar production from different feedstocks and processing technologies: Review of Industrial Sugar Production Costs. United States. doi:10.1002/bbb.1976.
Cheng, Ming-Hsun, Huang, Haibo, Dien, Bruce S., and Singh, Vijay. Sat . "The costs of sugar production from different feedstocks and processing technologies: Review of Industrial Sugar Production Costs". United States. doi:10.1002/bbb.1976.
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author = {Cheng, Ming-Hsun and Huang, Haibo and Dien, Bruce S. and Singh, Vijay},
abstractNote = {Sugar production is essential for the production of foods, biochemicals, and biofuels via biochemical or catalytic routes. Sugar-containing crops, and starch-based and cellulosic feedstocks are resources for sugar production via juice extraction, starch saccharification, and pretreatment and hydrolysis, respectively. Technologies have been developed to attain a high sugar yield; however, production costs are a major consideration in commercializing newly developed approaches to the production of sugars. In this review, the fixed capital and production costs of sugar produced from first- and second-generation crops are summarized. As expected, first-generation crops provide the lowest fixed capital costs, ranging from 0.01 to 0.13 $ kg-1 feedstock, and have production costs ranging from 0.22 to 0.55 $ kg-1 sugar. For cellulosic crops, because of their recalcitrant structure and complex processing, the fixed capital and production costs are higher, ranging from 0.02 to 1.10 $ kg-1 feedstock and 0.10 to 3.37 $ kg-1 sugar, respectively.},
doi = {10.1002/bbb.1976},
journal = {Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {2}
}

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