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Title: Recovery Act. Demonstration of a Pilot Integrated Biorefinery for the Efficient, Direct Conversion of Biomass to Diesel Fuel

The Renewable Energy Institute International, in collaboration with Greyrock Energy and Red Lion Bio-Energy (RLB) has successfully demonstrated operation of a 25 ton per day (tpd) nameplate capacity, pilot, pre-commercial-scale integrated biorefinery (IBR) plant for the direct production of premium, “drop-in”, synthetic fuels from agriculture and forest waste feedstocks using next-generation thermochemical and catalytic conversion technologies. The IBR plant was built and tested at the Energy Center, which is located in the University of Toledo Medical Campus in Toledo, Ohio.
Authors:
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  1. Renewable Energy Institute International, Sacramentao, CA (United States)
  2. Greyrock Energy, Sacramento, CA (United States)
  3. Red Lion Bio-Energy, Toledo, OH (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1179256
Report Number(s):
DOE-REII--02876
DOE Contract Number:
EE0002876
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Renewable Energy Institute International, Sacramentao, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Bioenergy Technologies Office (EE-3B)
Contributing Orgs:
Renewable Energy Institute International; Greyrock Energy; Red-Lion Bioenergy
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; 10 SYNTHETIC FUELS; 03 NATURAL GAS; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 42 ENGINEERING; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY Biomass; Feedstocks; Rice Hulls; Wood; Renewable Diesel Fuel; Synthetic Diesel Fuel; Renewable Fuels; Reformulated Gasoline Blendstocks; Integrated Biorefinery; Risk Management; Mitigation Analysis; Safety; Health; Plant Engineering; Plant Design; Engineering Processes; Management Processes; Value Engineering; Concurrent Engineering; Piping and Instrument Design (P&ID); Material Science; Design for Manufacturing; Kinetics; Thermodynamics; Physics; Organic Chemistry; Analytical Chemistry; Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA); Component Manufacturing; Modular Design; Component Procurement; Feedstock Introduction; Solids Steam Reforming; Gases Steam Reforming; Slow Pyrolysis; Syngas; Syngas Purification; Purified Syngas; Catalytic Reactor; Catalytic Conversion; Fuel Synthesis; Direct Fuel Production; Syngas Catalysis; Product Separation; Fuel Storage; Fuel Distillation; Catalyst Tailgas; Control Systems; Data Acquisition Systems; Process Control; Training; Test Campaigns; Plant Stand