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Biomass route shows lower cost

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Abstract

There has been much discussion concerning the economics of using biomass for the production of substitute fuels and it has been argued that the net energy gain could be small or even negative. The development of the ATPAL process is described and it is claimed that only one quarter of the energy equivalent contained in the alcohol will be consumed in the total process. Both the pilot plant and a commercial scale plant with some modifications are described. The most significant advantage claimed for the ATPAL process is in its low process energy savings resulting from mechanical vapour recompression, recycling the heat and production of a low volume of effluent.
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Publication Date:
Nov 21, 1980
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-83-014917
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Chem. Age (London); (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 121:3191
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; ETHANOL; PRODUCTION; ETHANOL PLANTS; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS; NET ENERGY; BIOMASS; DISTILLATION; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; FERMENTATION; HEAT RECOVERY; PILOT PLANTS; ALCOHOLS; BIOCONVERSION; ECONOMICS; EFFICIENCY; ENERGY; ENERGY ANALYSIS; ENERGY RECOVERY; ENERGY SOURCES; FUNCTIONAL MODELS; HYDROXY COMPOUNDS; INDUSTRIAL PLANTS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; RECOVERY; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; SEPARATION PROCESSES; 090222* - Alcohol Fuels- Preparation from Wastes or Biomass- (1976-1989); 140504 - Solar Energy Conversion- Biomass Production & Conversion- (-1989)
OSTI ID:
6669432
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: CHAGA
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 11
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Citation Formats

Taffe, P. Biomass route shows lower cost. United Kingdom: N. p., 1980. Web.
Taffe, P. Biomass route shows lower cost. United Kingdom.
Taffe, P. 1980. "Biomass route shows lower cost." United Kingdom.
@misc{etde_6669432,
title = {Biomass route shows lower cost}
author = {Taffe, P}
abstractNote = {There has been much discussion concerning the economics of using biomass for the production of substitute fuels and it has been argued that the net energy gain could be small or even negative. The development of the ATPAL process is described and it is claimed that only one quarter of the energy equivalent contained in the alcohol will be consumed in the total process. Both the pilot plant and a commercial scale plant with some modifications are described. The most significant advantage claimed for the ATPAL process is in its low process energy savings resulting from mechanical vapour recompression, recycling the heat and production of a low volume of effluent.}
journal = {Chem. Age (London); (United Kingdom)}
volume = {121:3191}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1980}
month = {Nov}
}