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The project described has the objective of examining the full range of technologies for liquid fuel production from renewable feedstocks in a technical and economic evaluation in order to identify the most promising technologies. The technologies considered are indirect thermochemical liquefaction (i.e. via gasification) to produce methanol, fuel alcohol or hydrocarbon fuels and fermentation to produce ethanol. Feedstocks considered are wood, refuse-derived fuel, straw, wheat and sugar beet. In order to carry out the evaluation, a computer model has been developed, based on a unit process approach. Each unit operation is modelled as a process step, the model calculating the mass balance, energy balance and operating cost of the unit process. The results from the process step models are then combined to generate the mass balance, energy balance, capital cost and operating cost for the total process.

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Authors: BRIDGWATER A V, Aston University, Department of Chemical Engineering, Birmingham (GB);DOUBLE J M, Aston University, Department of Chemical Engineering, Birmingham (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13681 EN (1991) 378 pp., FS, ECU 32.50
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-2993-7
Record Number: 199111287 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en