Techno-economic analysis and feasibility of industrial-scale biodiesel production from spent coffee grounds
Thoppil, Yamuna; Zein, Sharif H.
Dr Sharif Zein S.H.Zein@hull.ac.uk
The depletion of the overall provision of crude oil has contributed to the penury for replacing diesel inside the tape drive industry to mitigate their impact. The purpose of the study is to perform an economic analysis to key out the viability of developing biodiesel from the coffee oil extracted from spent coffee grounds (SCG) with the backing of both technological and economic validity. The choice of the most effective extraction and conversion operation for biodiesel production allowed for a preliminary flow diagram to be outlined. A detailed description of the overall production process was described, and detailed equipment specifications that include the sizing of equipment and utility requirements were also given. The project's investment is about $123 million, and the revenues generated from biodiesel's sales are low. In the 15-year life of the plant, the cost of the task based on the baseline assumptions suggests that fixed and capital costs that can be recovered following the life of a plant will not be able to be retrieved. Therefore, the venture would not be profitable and, therefore, not recommended, based on the economic analysis results derived from many assumptions. However, with detailed process economic calculations that considered accurate cost estimations constructed from sensible mass and energy balances, a much better judgement can be made.
Thoppil, Y., & Zein, S. H. (in press). Techno-economic analysis and feasibility of industrial-scale biodiesel production from spent coffee grounds. Journal of cleaner production, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.127113
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Apr 11, 2021|
|Online Publication Date||Apr 27, 2021|
|Deposit Date||May 4, 2021|
|Publicly Available Date||Apr 28, 2022|
|Journal||Journal of Cleaner Production|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Coffee oil; Spent coffee grounds (SCG); Biodiesel; Techno-economic analysis; Internal rate of return (IRR); Net present value (NPV); Return on investment (ROI)|
This file is under embargo until Apr 28, 2022 due to copyright reasons.
Contact S.H.Zein@hull.ac.uk to request a copy for personal use.
You might also like
Esterification of residual palm oil using solid acid catalyst derived from rice husk
Recovery of oil from palm oil mill effluent using polypropylene micro/nanofiber