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Title: Green Gasoline from Wood using Carbona Gasification and Topsoe TIGAS Process

Abstract

This final report presents the results of a four-year technology demonstration project carried out by a consortium of companies sponsored in part by a $25 million funding by the Department of Energy (DOE) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The purpose of the project was to demonstrate a new, economical technology for the thermochemical conversion of woody biomass into gasoline and to demonstrate that the gasoline produced in this way is suitable for direct inclusion in the already existing gasoline pool. The process that was demonstrated uses the Andritz-Carbona fluidized-bed steam-oxygen gasification technology and advanced tar reforming catalytic systems to produce a clean syngas from waste wood, integrated conventional gas cleanup steps, and finally utilizes Haldor Topsoe’s (Topsoe) innovative Topsoe Improved Gasoline Synthesis (TIGASTM) syngas-to-gasoline process. Gas Technology Institute (GTI) carried out the bulk of the testing work at their Flex Fuel development facility in Des Plaines, Illinois; UPM in Minnesota supplied and prepared the feedstocks, and characterization of liquid products was conducted in Phillips 66 labs in Oklahoma. The produced gasoline was used for a single-engine emission test at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI®) in San Antonio, TX, as well as in a fleet test at Transportation Researchmore » Center, Inc. (TRC Inc.) in East Liberty, Ohio. The project benefited from the use of existing pilot plant equipment at GTI, including a 21.6 bone dry short ton/day gasifier, tar reformer, Morphysorb® acid gas removal, associated syngas cleanup and gasifier feeding and oxygen systems.« less

Authors:
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  1. Haldor Topsoe, Inc., Houston, TX (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Haldor Topsoe, Inc., Houston, TX (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Bioenergy Technologies Office (EE-3B)
Contributing Org.:
Haldor Topsoe, Inc.; Gas Technology Institute; Haldor Topsoe A/S; Andritz-Carbona; , Phillips 66; UPM
OSTI Identifier:
1173129
Report Number(s):
DOE-TOPSOE-EE0002874-F
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0002874
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; woody biomass; TIGAS; gasoline; renewable fuel; thermochemical conversion; drop-in fuel; demonstration

Citation Formats

Udengaard, Niels, Knight, Richard, Wendt, Jesper, Patel, Jim, Walston, Kip, Jokela, Pekka, and Adams, Cheryl. Green Gasoline from Wood using Carbona Gasification and Topsoe TIGAS Process. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2172/1173129.
Udengaard, Niels, Knight, Richard, Wendt, Jesper, Patel, Jim, Walston, Kip, Jokela, Pekka, & Adams, Cheryl. Green Gasoline from Wood using Carbona Gasification and Topsoe TIGAS Process. United States. doi:10.2172/1173129.
Udengaard, Niels, Knight, Richard, Wendt, Jesper, Patel, Jim, Walston, Kip, Jokela, Pekka, and Adams, Cheryl. Thu . "Green Gasoline from Wood using Carbona Gasification and Topsoe TIGAS Process". United States. doi:10.2172/1173129. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1173129.
@article{osti_1173129,
title = {Green Gasoline from Wood using Carbona Gasification and Topsoe TIGAS Process},
author = {Udengaard, Niels and Knight, Richard and Wendt, Jesper and Patel, Jim and Walston, Kip and Jokela, Pekka and Adams, Cheryl},
abstractNote = {This final report presents the results of a four-year technology demonstration project carried out by a consortium of companies sponsored in part by a $25 million funding by the Department of Energy (DOE) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The purpose of the project was to demonstrate a new, economical technology for the thermochemical conversion of woody biomass into gasoline and to demonstrate that the gasoline produced in this way is suitable for direct inclusion in the already existing gasoline pool. The process that was demonstrated uses the Andritz-Carbona fluidized-bed steam-oxygen gasification technology and advanced tar reforming catalytic systems to produce a clean syngas from waste wood, integrated conventional gas cleanup steps, and finally utilizes Haldor Topsoe’s (Topsoe) innovative Topsoe Improved Gasoline Synthesis (TIGASTM) syngas-to-gasoline process. Gas Technology Institute (GTI) carried out the bulk of the testing work at their Flex Fuel development facility in Des Plaines, Illinois; UPM in Minnesota supplied and prepared the feedstocks, and characterization of liquid products was conducted in Phillips 66 labs in Oklahoma. The produced gasoline was used for a single-engine emission test at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI®) in San Antonio, TX, as well as in a fleet test at Transportation Research Center, Inc. (TRC Inc.) in East Liberty, Ohio. The project benefited from the use of existing pilot plant equipment at GTI, including a 21.6 bone dry short ton/day gasifier, tar reformer, Morphysorb® acid gas removal, associated syngas cleanup and gasifier feeding and oxygen systems.},
doi = {10.2172/1173129},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Feb 19 00:00:00 EST 2015},
month = {Thu Feb 19 00:00:00 EST 2015}
}

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