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Title: Coal liquefaction: A research and development needs assessment: Final report, Volume I

Coal liquefaction: A research and development needs assessment: Final report, Volume I The DOE Coal Liquefaction Research Needs (COLIRN) Panel reviewed, developed, and assessed R and D needs for the development of coal liquefaction for the production of transportation fuels. Technical, economics, and environmental considerations were important components of the panel's deliberations. The panel examined in some depth each of the following technologies: direct liquefaction of coal, indirect liquefaction via conversion of coal-derived synthesis gas, pyrolysis, coprocessing of combined coal/oil feedstocks, and bioconversion of coal and coal-derived materials. In this assessment particular attention was given to highlighting the fundamental and applied research which has revealed new and improved liquefaction mechanisms, the potentially promising innovative processes currently emerging, and the technological and engineering improvements necessary for significant cost reductions. As the result of this assessment, the COLIRN panel developed a list of prioritized research recommendations needed to bring coal liquefaction to technical and economic readiness in the next 5--20 years. The findings and the research recommendations generated by the COLIRN panel are summarized in this publication. 107 figs., 63 tabs.
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OSTI Identifier:OSTI ID: 6436744
Report Number(s):DOE/ER-0400-Vol.1; DOE/ER/0400 Volume 1
OSTI ID: 6436744; ON: DE89010347, DE00766397; TRN: US200310%%166
DOE Contract Number:AC01-87ER30110
Resource Type:Technical Report
Resource Relation:Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products.; PBD: 1 Mar 1989
Research Org:Science Applications International Corp., McLean, VA (US)
Sponsoring Org:USDOE Office of Energy Research (ER) (US)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; COAL; COAL LIQUEFACTION; SYNTHESIS GAS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; CATALYSTS; INFORMATION NEEDS; THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES; BIOCONVERSION; ECONOMICS; PYROLYSIS; COPROCESSING COAL LIQUEFACTION; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; CATALYSTS; COPROCESSING; INFORMATION NEEDS; PROGRESS REPORT; RECOMMENDATIONS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; LIQUEFACTION; DOCUMENT TYPES; THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES; PROCESSING; COAL; BIOCONVERSION; ECONOMICS; PRODUCTION; PYROLYSIS; SYNTHESIS GAS 010405* -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- Hydrogenation & Liquefaction; 290500 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Research, Development, Demonstration, & Commercialization