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Title: Advanced Biofuels of the Future: Atom-Economical or Energy-Economical?

Abstract

This study aims to identify the critical factors that must be considered in the selection of target biofuels and development of new conversion strategies. Specifically, a high-level carbon and energy analysis of two idealized representative biomass-to-fuel strategies is performed to identify critical trade-offs. The impact of process energy requirements and byproduct (electricity) production, as well as the impact of fuel quality are studied by extending the boundary of analysis to include the end-use of the produced fuel and electricity in the transportation sector. Results show that the energy required to run the biorefinery and the quality of the fuel play a key role.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States); Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States). DOE Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States). DOE Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
OSTI Identifier:
1570771
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1506464
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0018409
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Joule
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2; Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 2542-4351
Publisher:
Elsevier - Cell Press
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; energy analysis, process systems engineering, catalytic conversion, biological conversion

Citation Formats

Fasahati, Peyman, and Maravelias, Christos T. Advanced Biofuels of the Future: Atom-Economical or Energy-Economical?. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1016/j.joule.2018.09.007.
Fasahati, Peyman, & Maravelias, Christos T. Advanced Biofuels of the Future: Atom-Economical or Energy-Economical?. United States. doi:10.1016/j.joule.2018.09.007.
Fasahati, Peyman, and Maravelias, Christos T. Wed . "Advanced Biofuels of the Future: Atom-Economical or Energy-Economical?". United States. doi:10.1016/j.joule.2018.09.007.
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title = {Advanced Biofuels of the Future: Atom-Economical or Energy-Economical?},
author = {Fasahati, Peyman and Maravelias, Christos T.},
abstractNote = {This study aims to identify the critical factors that must be considered in the selection of target biofuels and development of new conversion strategies. Specifically, a high-level carbon and energy analysis of two idealized representative biomass-to-fuel strategies is performed to identify critical trade-offs. The impact of process energy requirements and byproduct (electricity) production, as well as the impact of fuel quality are studied by extending the boundary of analysis to include the end-use of the produced fuel and electricity in the transportation sector. Results show that the energy required to run the biorefinery and the quality of the fuel play a key role.},
doi = {10.1016/j.joule.2018.09.007},
journal = {Joule},
number = 10,
volume = 2,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {10}
}

Journal Article:
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DOI: 10.1016/j.joule.2018.09.007

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