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State of the art of the bioliq® process for synthetic biofuels production

Dahmen, Nicolaus 1; Dinjus, Eckhard 1; Kolb, Thomas 2; Arnold, Ulrich 1; Leibold, Hans 2; Stahl, Ralph 1
1 Institut für Katalyseforschung und -technologie (IKFT), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
2 Institut für Technische Chemie (ITC), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


Synthetic fuels from biomass (also referred to as BTL, biomass to liquids) may contribute to the future motor fuel consumption to a considerable extent. To overcome the logistical hurdles connected with the industrial use of large quantities of biomass, the de-central-centralized bioliq® concept has been developed. It is based on a regional pretreatment of biomass for energy densification by fast pyrolysis. The intermediate referred to as biosyncrude allows for economic long-range transportation. Collected from a number of those plants, the biosyncrude is converted into synthesis gas, which is cleaned, conditioned, and further converted to fuels or chemicals in an industrial plant complex of reasonable size. Gasification is performed in a high-pressure entrained flow gasifier at pressures adjusted to those of the subsequently following chemical syntheses. For increased fuel flexibility and conversion of ash rich feed materials, the gasifier is equipped with a cooling screen operated in slagging mode. At Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), a pilot plant has been erected for process demonstration along the whole process chain. The two MWth fast pyrolysis plant is already in operation since 2009; the five MWth gasifier, the hot gas cleaning section, and a gasoline synthesis via dimethylether are to be finished in 2011. ... mehr

DOI: 10.1002/ep.10624
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Web of Science
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Engler-Bunte-Institut (EBI)
Institut für Katalyseforschung und -technologie (IKFT)
Institut für Technische Chemie (ITC)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2012
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0278-4491, 1547-5921, 1944-7442, 1944-7450
KITopen-ID: 1000050292
HGF-Programm 35.03.01 (POF II, LK 01) bioliq-Pilotanlage
Erschienen in Environmental progress & sustainable energy
Verlag American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
Band 31
Heft 2
Seiten 176-181
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