Biological Conversion of Sugars to Hydrocarbons Technology Pathway

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In support of the Bioenergy Technologies Office, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) are undertaking studies of biomass conversion technologies to identify barriers and target research toward reducing conversion costs. Process designs and preliminary economic estimates for each of these pathway cases were developed using rigorous modeling tools (Aspen Plus and Chemcad). These analyses incorporated the best information available at the time of development, including data from recent pilot and bench-scale demonstrations, collaborative industrial and academic partners, and published literature and patents. This technology pathway case investigates the biological conversion of biomass derived ... continued below

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Davis, Ryan; Biddy, Mary J.; Tan, Eric; Tao, Ling & Jones, Susanne B. March 31, 2013.

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In support of the Bioenergy Technologies Office, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) are undertaking studies of biomass conversion technologies to identify barriers and target research toward reducing conversion costs. Process designs and preliminary economic estimates for each of these pathway cases were developed using rigorous modeling tools (Aspen Plus and Chemcad). These analyses incorporated the best information available at the time of development, including data from recent pilot and bench-scale demonstrations, collaborative industrial and academic partners, and published literature and patents. This technology pathway case investigates the biological conversion of biomass derived sugars to hydrocarbon biofuels, utilizing data from recent literature references and information consistent with recent pilot scale demonstrations at NREL. Technical barriers and key research needs have been identified that should be pursued for the pathway to become competitive with petroleum-derived gasoline, diesel and jet range hydrocarbon blendstocks.

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  • Report No.: PNNL-22318
  • Grant Number: AC05-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/1073586 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1073586
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc834959

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Davis, Ryan; Biddy, Mary J.; Tan, Eric; Tao, Ling & Jones, Susanne B. Biological Conversion of Sugars to Hydrocarbons Technology Pathway, report, March 31, 2013; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc834959/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.