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Title: Indirect Liquefaction of Biomass to Transportation Fuels Via Mixed Oxygenated Intermediates

This paper presents a comparative techno-economic analysis of four emerging conversion pathways from biomass to gasoline-, jet-, and diesel-range hydrocarbons via indirect liquefaction with specific focus on pathways utilizing oxygenated intermediates. The processing steps include: biomass-to-syngas via indirect gasification, gas cleanup, conversion of syngas to alcohols/oxygenates followed by conversion of alcohols/oxygenates to hydrocarbon blendstocks via dehydration, oligomerization, and hydrogenation.
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Conference: Presented at the 2016 (AIChE) Annual Meeting -- Session: Biofuels Production: Design, Simulation, and Economics Analysis I, 13-18 November 2016, San Francisco, California
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NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States))
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USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Bioenergy Technologies Office (EE-3B)
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United States
09 BIOMASS FUELS techno-economic analysis; TEA, transportation fuels; indirect liquefaction; biomass; intermediates; distillates; syngas