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Title: Hydrothermal liquefaction of biomass: Developments from batch to continuous process

Abstract

This review describes the recent results in hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) of biomass in continuous-flow processing systems. Although much has been published about batch reactor tests of biomass HTL, there is only limited information yet available on continuous-flow tests, which can provide a more reasonable basis for process design and scale-up for commercialization. High-moisture biomass feedstocks are the most likely to be used in HTL. These materials are described and results of their processing are discussed. Engineered systems for HTL are described however they are of limited size and do not yet approach a demonstration scale of operation. With the results available process models have been developed and mass and energy balances determined. From these models process costs have been calculated and provide some optimism as to the commercial likelihood of the technology.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1167287
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-105391
BM0108010
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Bioresource Technology, 178:147-156
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
biomass; hydrothermal; liquefaction; algae; lignocellulosic

Citation Formats

Elliott, Douglas C., Biller, Patrick, Ross, Andrew, Schmidt, Andrew J., and Jones, Susanne B.. Hydrothermal liquefaction of biomass: Developments from batch to continuous process. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2014.09.132.
Elliott, Douglas C., Biller, Patrick, Ross, Andrew, Schmidt, Andrew J., & Jones, Susanne B.. Hydrothermal liquefaction of biomass: Developments from batch to continuous process. United States. doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2014.09.132.
Elliott, Douglas C., Biller, Patrick, Ross, Andrew, Schmidt, Andrew J., and Jones, Susanne B.. Sun . "Hydrothermal liquefaction of biomass: Developments from batch to continuous process". United States. doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2014.09.132.
@article{osti_1167287,
title = {Hydrothermal liquefaction of biomass: Developments from batch to continuous process},
author = {Elliott, Douglas C. and Biller, Patrick and Ross, Andrew and Schmidt, Andrew J. and Jones, Susanne B.},
abstractNote = {This review describes the recent results in hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) of biomass in continuous-flow processing systems. Although much has been published about batch reactor tests of biomass HTL, there is only limited information yet available on continuous-flow tests, which can provide a more reasonable basis for process design and scale-up for commercialization. High-moisture biomass feedstocks are the most likely to be used in HTL. These materials are described and results of their processing are discussed. Engineered systems for HTL are described however they are of limited size and do not yet approach a demonstration scale of operation. With the results available process models have been developed and mass and energy balances determined. From these models process costs have been calculated and provide some optimism as to the commercial likelihood of the technology.},
doi = {10.1016/j.biortech.2014.09.132},
journal = {Bioresource Technology, 178:147-156},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2015},
month = {Sun Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2015}
}