10. Costs of Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass to Power and Liquid Fuels

  1. Robert C. Brown
  1. Mark M. Wright and
  2. Robert C. Brown

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119990840.ch10

Thermochemical Processing of Biomass: Conversion into Fuels, Chemicals and Power

Thermochemical Processing of Biomass: Conversion into Fuels, Chemicals and Power

How to Cite

Wright, M. M. and Brown, R. C. (2011) Costs of Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass to Power and Liquid Fuels, in Thermochemical Processing of Biomass: Conversion into Fuels, Chemicals and Power (ed R. C. Brown), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119990840.ch10

Editor Information

  1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 11 MAR 2011

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Renewable Resources

Book Series Editors:

  1. Christian V. Stevens

Series Editor Information

  1. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470721117

Online ISBN: 9781119990840

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Keywords:

  • thermochemical conversion of biomass costs - to power and liquid fuels;
  • costs, approximations of actual costs - technologies, either not built at commercial scales, or have not been operated with biomass feedstocks;
  • thermochemical production of electricity, hydrogen, alcohols - Fischer–Tropsch liquids (FTL), and synthetic diesel and gasoline from biomass;
  • biomass gasification, thermodynamic efficiency - than combustion power systems, part of integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power system;
  • capital costs for 182 MMGPY gasification-to-hydrogen plant - and operating costs for 182 MMGPY gasification-to-hydrogen plant;
  • alcohol synthesis, a catalytic process - distillation column for separating its products;
  • syngas fermentation, a hybrid thermochemical/biochemical process - producing biobased products;
  • liquid fuels via fast pyrolysis - bio-oil fermentation to ethanol;
  • biomass pyrolysis, and its potential application - for distributed biomass processing;
  • biomass conversion technologies - attractive environmental benefits, technological breakthroughs, providing economic incentive for consumer adoption

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Electric Power Generation

  • Liquid Fuels via Gasification

  • Liquid Fuels via Fast Pyrolysis

  • Summary and Conclusions

  • References