Chapter 6. Diesel from Syngas

  1. Alain A. Vertès2,
  2. Nasib Qureshi3,
  3. Hans P. Blaschek4 and
  4. Hideaki Yukawa5
  1. Yong-Wang Li,
  2. Jian Xu and
  3. Yong Yang

Published Online: 12 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750025.ch6

Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries

Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries

How to Cite

Li, Y.-W., Xu, J. and Yang, Y. (2010) Diesel from Syngas, in Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries (eds A. A. Vertès, N. Qureshi, H. P. Blaschek and H. Yukawa), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470750025.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Sloan Fellowship, London Business School, UK

  2. 3

    Bioenergy Research, United States Department of Agriculture, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Peoria, IL, USA

  3. 4

    Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research, Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition and The Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA

  4. 5

    Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology Group, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE), Kyoto, Japan

Author Information

  1. State Key Laboratory of Coal Conversion, Institute of Coal Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Taiyuan, Shanxi, P. R. China

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 15 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470513125

Online ISBN: 9780470750025



  • diesel from syngas;
  • Fischer–Tropsch diesel (FTD);
  • Anderson–Schulz–Flory (ASF) distribution;
  • Fischer–Tropsch synthesis process;
  • Badische Anilin- und Soda-Fabrik, Ludwigshafen, Germany (BASF);
  • modern Fischer–Tropsch synthesis processes;
  • Arge multitubular fixed reactor;
  • economics of F-T synthesis plant


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Overview of Fischer–Tropsch Synthesis

  • Historical Development of the Fischer–Tropsch Synthesis Process

  • Modern Fischer–Tropsch Synthesis Processes

  • Economics

  • Perspective

  • Acknowledgments

  • References