Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass into Liquid Fuels

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Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass into Liquid Fuels

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Mohammed Alhomoud
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Nayeli Mena-Tellez
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Saad Alqarni
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Mark Bentley
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Jessica Masters
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Malithi Wickramathilaka
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4/24/2010

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Diminishing petroleum reserves and growing concerns about global climate change necessitate the development of fuel production based on renewable resources, such as biomass-derived carbohydrates. Currently, biomass provides the only viable renewable alternative for liquid transportation fuel. Unlike nuclear and wind applications, and for the most part solar resources, biomass is capable of being converted into a liquid form. Unfortunately, the progress in developing new technologies for producing liquid fuels has been slow in developing. In early 2006, Virent BioForming discovered that mono-oxygenated species such as alcohols, ketones, and aldehydes can be converted to non-oxygenated hydrocarbons in a continuous process using conventional catalytic condensation and hydrotreating techniques. Virent has now advanced the integration of aqueous phase reforming (APR) with these conventional catalytic processes to convert water soluble carbohydrates to renewable liquid fuels having the same volumetric energy value as fossil fuel derived liquid fuels. The process involves: (1) biomass hydrolysis and pretreatment, (2) hydrogenation, (3) reforming, (4) condensation, and (5) gas/liquid/liquid separation. Our group is investigating the technical and economic feasibility of the Virent process.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2010 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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Undergraduate Research Day

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Undergraduate Research Day 2010

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