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Advances in the techno-economic assessment to identify the ideal plant configuration of a new biomass-to-liquid process

Maier, Simon and Dietrich, Ralph-Uwe and Tuomi, Sanna and Kurkela, Esa and Simell, Pekka and Kihlman, Johanna and Böltken, Tim (2021) Advances in the techno-economic assessment to identify the ideal plant configuration of a new biomass-to-liquid process. 28th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition (EUBCE) 2020, 26.-29. Apr. 2021, Online Conference.

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Abstract

2nd generation biofuels constitute a promising candidate to provide part of the future demand on renewable fuels. Within biomass-to-liquid (BTL) processes synthetic hydrocarbons can be produced via Fischer-Tropsch (FT) synthesis, which meet current fuel requirements. Due to its high similarity to conventional fuels these liquids can be utilized in existing infrastructure. Hence, a potential market launch is only limited by their production costs. Exactly that is what the EU-project COMSYN (Compact Gasification and Synthesis process for Transport Fuels) is aiming at. With its process concept the project can reach a significant reduction of the biofuel production costs by up to 35 % compared to alternative fuels. To achieve this ambitious goal, the project pursues two major approaches: - Firstly, combining multiple high-efficient process steps, such as a new gasification concept (developed by VTT) together with a hot gas filtration and a FT-microreactor (developed by INERATEC). - Secondly, investigating decentralized production sites of FT-products in combination with a centralized fuel upgrading concept at existing refineries. To find the optimal process configuration regarding the site specific boundary conditions a flowsheet model has been set up based on experimental data received during the project's test runs at VTT. Furthermore, the existing DLR in-house software TEPET (Albrecht et al ) is extended by an automated utility and heat integration to receive comparable economic results during a simultaneous variation of technical and economical process parameters. The influence of site factors on the optimal process design will be presented, which allows the definition of required boundary conditions and a preliminary site selection for future stand-alone or integrated biomass-to-liquid processes.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/146771/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Advances in the techno-economic assessment to identify the ideal plant configuration of a new biomass-to-liquid process
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Maier, SimonSimon.Maier (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Dietrich, Ralph-UweRalph-Uwe.Dietrich (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Tuomi, SannaSanna.Tuomi (at) vtt.fiUNSPECIFIED
Kurkela, Esaesa.kurkela (at) vtt.fiUNSPECIFIED
Simell, Pekkapekka.simell (at) vtt.fiUNSPECIFIED
Kihlman, Johannajohanna.kihlman (at) vtt.fiUNSPECIFIED
Böltken, Timtim.boeltken (at) ineratec.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:27 April 2021
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Biofuel, COMSYN, techno-economic, TEPET, biomass-to-liquid
Event Title:28th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition (EUBCE) 2020
Event Location:Online Conference
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:26.-29. Apr. 2021
Organizer:ETA Florence
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Materials and Technologies for the Energy Transition
HGF - Program Themes:High-Temperature Thermal Technologies
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SP - Energy Storage
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Thermochemical Processes
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics > Energy System Integration
Deposited By: Maier, Simon
Deposited On:06 Dec 2021 18:43
Last Modified:06 Dec 2021 18:43

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