Catalysis in Industry

, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 257–263 | Cite as

Preparing bioethanol from oat hulls pretreated with a dilute nitric acid: Scaling of the production process on a pilot plant

  • O. V. Baibakova
  • E. A. Skiba
  • V. V. Budaeva
  • G. V. Sakovich


The full cycle of bioethanol production from pretreated oat hulls is scaled for a pilot plant. The one-stage pretreatment of oat hulls with a dilute nitric acid at atmospheric pressure is scaled for a 250-L reactor. The total amount of hydrolysable polysaccharides in the resulting substrate is 87.2%. Using the commercially available enzyme preparations CelloLux-A and BrewZyme BGX and the industrial strain BKPM Y-1693 of Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast, the process of enzymatic hydrolysis and alcoholic fermentation is successfully scaled for a 63-L reactor. The scaling factor is 1: 400. Bioethanol is obtained with a high yield of 17.9 daL/t. After rectification, the test sample of bioethanol meets the standards for high-purity alcohol from food raw materials according to the mass concentration of aldehydes, esters, and by the content of methanol.


scaling oat hulls pretreatment nitric acid enzymatic hydrolysis alcoholic fermentation bioethanol 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. V. Baibakova
    • 1
  • E. A. Skiba
    • 1
  • V. V. Budaeva
    • 1
  • G. V. Sakovich
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Problems of Chemical and Energy Technologies, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesBiyskRussia

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