Biofuels Laboratory

Led by: Sonia GUTT
Fields: Products and process engineering
Institution: ”Ştefan cel Mare” University of Suceava
Scientists/Total: 5/-
Keywords:   Cereal enzymatic hydrolysis Destructive distillation of high cellulose organic wastes Acid hydrolysis of wood wastes to produce sugar Increase cereal-to-ethanol output Use agricultural, wood and biomass waste for methanol production Use methanol in waste water treatment plants Increase direct-methanol fuel cells output Turn the draft resulted from alcohol to good account

Alcohol output is influenced by the leaven hydrolyzing capacity, therefore the factors influencing the hydrolyzing capacity of enzymes used to obtain bioalcohol as fuel, as well as the optimum enzyme intake and performing combinations, optimum pH of leaven and temperature are taken into consideration. The chemical hydrolysis allows us to compare the two methods and choose the optimum technological conditions for fermentation process;
To establish optimum conditions for agricultural and wood waste to-
biomethanol production
To study different membranes permeability of direct-methanol fuel cells
Turning the draft to good account is necessary both for environment protection and revaluation of nutritive substances it contains. Draft proteins and salts are turned to good account for animal feed in the form of supplements, increasing the technological process efficiency. Environment pollution with organic substances from alcohol production plants is reduced to the minimum.


Computer Controlled Bioreactor
Stereo Microscope
Fermentation Process monitoring with CO2-Ethanol-O2 sensors
Computer Controlled Distilling column



Str. Universitatii 13, 720229
Suceava, jud. Suceava, România
Tel: +40 230 520267




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