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Evaluation of techno‐economic studies on the bioliq® process for synthetic fuels production from biomass

Dahmen, Nicolaus 1; Sauer, Jörg ORCID iD icon 1
1 Institut für Katalyseforschung und -technologie (IKFT), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


echno-economic studies by various research institutions on the costs for the production of biomass to liquid (BtL) fuels using the bioliq® process were analyzed and evaluated. The bioliq® process consists of decentralized pretreatment by fast pyrolysis plants for biomass energy densification, and of a central gasification and synthesis step for synthesis of gas and synthetic fuel production. For comparison, specific material and energy flows were worked out for both process steps, and conversion efficiencies were calculated for the conversion of straw to diesel fuel via the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. A significant variation of the overall process efficiency in the range of 33–46% was mainly a result of the different assumptions made for electricity generation at the central location. After breaking down the individual cost items to either fixed or variable costs, it turned out that the largest cost items in the production of BtL fuels were attributable to feedstock and capital costs. Comparison of the specific investments showed that, in addition to economies of scale, other factors had a significant influence leading to values between 1000 and 5000 EUR/kW. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000131882
Veröffentlicht am 27.04.2021
DOI: 10.3390/pr9040684
Zitationen: 7
Web of Science
Zitationen: 5
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Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Katalyseforschung und -technologie (IKFT)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2227-9717
KITopen-ID: 1000131882
HGF-Programm 38.05.01 (POF IV, LK 01) Anthropogenic Carbon Cycle
Erschienen in Processes
Verlag MDPI
Band 9
Heft 4
Seiten Art.-Nr.: 684
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Schlagwörter technoeconomic evaluation; bioliq® process; biomass-to-liquids; efficiency; production cost
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