Table 3: Main parameters adopted for simulating first generation ethanol production.

Parameter ValueUnit

Sugarcane processed500t/h
Efficiency of impurities removal on sugarcane cleaning60%
Efficiency of sugars extraction on the milling system97%
Sugarcane bagasse moisture content50% w.b.
Recovery of sugars on juice treatment99.4%
Fermentation yield89%
Ethanol recovery on distillation and dehydration99.7%

w.b.: wet basis.