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Title: Ethanol as a Renewable Building Block for Fuels and Chemicals

Abstract

Three factors, i) the ethanol “blend wall”, which limits its market as a transportation fuel, ii) advances in production efficiency, and iii) feedstock diversification, could lead to excess ethanol at competitive prices. Those factors have already motivated a search for value-added derivatives (e.g., distillate fuels, olefins, and asymmetric amines). Siting small, low cost, flexible conversion facilities to process ethanol at or near the fermentation plant could encourage the growth of an enterprise. Decreasing the barriers to entry, matching supply and demand, and enhancing access to production incentives are enabling success factors. This review discusses the process chemistries that might be employed by such ethanol conversion facilities based on market prices. Finally, how these technologies might benefit from process intensification, and without the requirement of complex processing or large pressures or temperature gradients typically employed in conventional, large scale facilities.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
  2. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Washington State Univ., Pullman, WA (United States)
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Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1616727
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-148314
Journal ID: ISSN 0888-5885
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 59; Journal Issue: 11; Journal ID: ISSN 0888-5885
Publisher:
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; process intensification; numbering-up; process economics

Citation Formats

Dagle, Robert A., Winkelman, Austin D., Kallupalayam Ramasamy, Karthikeyan, Dagle, Vanessa, and Weber, Robert S.. Ethanol as a Renewable Building Block for Fuels and Chemicals. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.iecr.9b05729.
Dagle, Robert A., Winkelman, Austin D., Kallupalayam Ramasamy, Karthikeyan, Dagle, Vanessa, & Weber, Robert S.. Ethanol as a Renewable Building Block for Fuels and Chemicals. United States. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.iecr.9b05729
Dagle, Robert A., Winkelman, Austin D., Kallupalayam Ramasamy, Karthikeyan, Dagle, Vanessa, and Weber, Robert S.. Fri . "Ethanol as a Renewable Building Block for Fuels and Chemicals". United States. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.iecr.9b05729. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1616727.
@article{osti_1616727,
title = {Ethanol as a Renewable Building Block for Fuels and Chemicals},
author = {Dagle, Robert A. and Winkelman, Austin D. and Kallupalayam Ramasamy, Karthikeyan and Dagle, Vanessa and Weber, Robert S.},
abstractNote = {Three factors, i) the ethanol “blend wall”, which limits its market as a transportation fuel, ii) advances in production efficiency, and iii) feedstock diversification, could lead to excess ethanol at competitive prices. Those factors have already motivated a search for value-added derivatives (e.g., distillate fuels, olefins, and asymmetric amines). Siting small, low cost, flexible conversion facilities to process ethanol at or near the fermentation plant could encourage the growth of an enterprise. Decreasing the barriers to entry, matching supply and demand, and enhancing access to production incentives are enabling success factors. This review discusses the process chemistries that might be employed by such ethanol conversion facilities based on market prices. Finally, how these technologies might benefit from process intensification, and without the requirement of complex processing or large pressures or temperature gradients typically employed in conventional, large scale facilities.},
doi = {10.1021/acs.iecr.9b05729},
journal = {Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research},
number = 11,
volume = 59,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {2}
}

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