Techno-Economic Analysis of FDCA Production From Biomass and Bioethanol as a Co-Product

Doyranli Ö., Şildir H., Oruç M. E., Öztürk A. B.

Rumeli 1ST International Scientific Research Conference On Sustainable Engineering And Technology (ISRCSET’22), İstanbul, Turkey, 13 - 15 May 2022, vol.1, pp.44

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • Volume: 1
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.44
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Biorenewable polymers is crucial for plastic manufacturing industry because of their advantages on enviromental sustainability and the sustainable production for value-added products. These polymers can be produced from low costly biomass such as plant biomass, food wastes, agricultural wastes and biowastes. Petroleum-based polymers used in the production of food containers, packaging, plastic bottles etc. can be substituted by bio-based polymers. FDCA has attracted considerable attention as a building block for bio-based polymers, as it can substitute conventional petroleum-derived terephthalic acid (TPA) as a monomer for the synthesis of polyethylene terephthalate (PET). Beside that, bioethanol is produced by fermentation of renewable biomass, its usage can significantly reduce fossil fuels use and exhaust greenhouse gas emission. Lignocellulose consists of lignin, cellulose and hemicellulose and low costly therefore they can be used for bioethanol production. Beside that, different feedstocks for bioethanol production and global production of bioethanol is investigated. The aim of the study is to make a techno-economic analysis of the process in which bioethanol is produced as a by-product in addition to the production of 2,5- Furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) from 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF). To validate the process parameters for an industrial-scale process, it is critical to examine the effects of process parameters using a process simulation tool. To this end, a techno-economic evaluation of the FDCA production from the lignocellulosic biomass via catalytic oxidation was performed using SuperPro Designer. For the scenario under consideration, the total capital investment charged to this project was found 84.056.000 $, and the payback time was 5.19 years.