The best approach for the conversion job; biological thermochemical or both?

Save this PDF as:
Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "The best approach for the conversion job; biological thermochemical or both?"

Transcription

1 Engineering Conferences International ECI Digital Archives BioEnergy IV: Innovations in Biomass Conversion for Heat, Power, Fuels and Chemicals Proceedings Spring The best approach for the conversion job; biological thermochemical or both? David Bressler University of Alberta Follow this and additional works at: Part of the Chemical Engineering Commons Recommended Citation David Bressler, "The best approach for the conversion job; biological thermochemical or both?" in "BioEnergy IV: Innovations in Biomass Conversion for Heat, Power, Fuels and Chemicals", Manuel Garcia-Perez,Washington State University, USA Dietrich Meier, Thünen Institute of Wood Research, Germany Raffaella Ocone, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom Paul de Wild, Biomass & Energy Efficiency, ECN, The Netherlands Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2013). This Conference Proceeding is brought to you for free and open access by the Proceedings at ECI Digital Archives. It has been accepted for inclusion in BioEnergy IV: Innovations in Biomass Conversion for Heat, Power, Fuels and Chemicals by an authorized administrator of ECI Digital Archives. For more information, please contact

2 David C. Bressler Executive Director Professor The best approach for the Conversion job; biological thermochemical or both? Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

3

4 Biological Engineering Synthetic Biology is a Technological accelerator of Metabolic Engineering DNA Sequencing DNA Synthesis 2048 Moore s Law Years

5 Biological Engineering Technological acceleration of Metabolic Engineering

6 Strain Variant Engineering Automation DNA Assembly Molecular Biology Software HT Strain Engineering BUILD

7 Industrial Example: LS9 Taken from Synthetic biology + industrial biotechnology = industrial microbes that efficiently convert renewable feedstocks to a portfolio of "drop in compatible" hydrocarbon-based fuels Genetically control the structure and function of its fuels = portfolio of products

8 Feedstock Conversion Products Vegetable Oil Sugar and Starch Transesterification Hydrolysis Fermentation Distillation Bio-diesel Ethanol-ETBE Transport Fuels Pyrolysis Hydrogenation Hydrocarbons Bioelectricity Lignocellulosics Fisher-Tropsch Gasification Flue Gas Combustion Pelletization Pellets Wet Biomass Anaerobic Fermentation Biogas Bioheating Bioenergy Pathways for conversion of biomass

9 The Opportunity From an economy based largely on petroleum to a more diversified economy in which renewable plant biomass will become a significant feedstock for both fuel and chemical production Source: Photo

10 9

11 Seizing the Opportunity Petrochemicals as a Model Majority of fuels and industrial chemicals are currently derived from crude oil refining Large scale natural gas conversion to liquids coming Tar Sands Bitumen Crude Oil Gases Liquids Heavy Liquids Fuels Industrial Chemicals Specialty Chemicals Natural Gas

12

13 Industrial Infrastructure Alberta Scenario - Pipeline The Alberta hub includes 392,608 kilometres of pipeline that deliver oil and gas to markets in Canada and the U.S (Alberta Energy) SO: Center for Energy (2010) 12

14 Seizing the Opportunity The New Vision Integrated Biorefinery Oil Seeds Vegetable oils Nutraceutical Components Lignin Fuels Biomass Lignocellulose Hexosans Industrial Chemicals Pentosans Specialty Chemicals Nutraceutical Components Grains Flour Starch

15 Alberta Bioindustry Forestry Agriculture Oil & Gas Bioindustrial Sector Petrochemical 14

16

17 Rules of value Purity/Homogeneity = value Contents list value Purifications excess of 50% of value Compatibility is key

18 Biological Conversions Isomerically selective Pathways based on cycles, often require co-factors or co-enzymes, reductants, oxidants Vulnerable to inhibitors Often built in separations (cell compartmentalization) Usually restricted by nature

19 Thermal Conversions Many combinations of inorganic components Cost of metals can be prohibitive Catalysts subject to poisoning Side reactions and activities common long history of industrial use High activities Ability to immobilize easier

20 Bio Thermochemical Anaerobic digestion to combined heat and power, ethanol and feed

21 Bio Thermochemical Oil Production from Sugars Algae Fungi Oleagenous yeast Oil processing (UOP, Neste, Forge Hydrocarbons)

22 Bio Thermochemical Oilsands upgrading Co-feed renewables and bitumen to upgrading

23 Bio Thermochemical Oilsands upgrading ring opening & Settling tailings ponds sulfur + nitrogen removal

24 Thermochemical Biological Lignocellulosic preprocessing Fermentation ethanol butanol hydrocarbons

25 A Techno-economic Analysis of Polyhydroxyalkanoate and Hydrogen Production from Syngas Fermentation of Gasified Biomass Author(s): Choi, DongWon; Chipman, David C.; Bents, Scott C.; Brown, RC. Source: APPLIED BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY Volume: 160 Issue: 4 Pages: DOI: /s Published: FEB 2010 Times Cited: 7 (from Web of Science) Thermochemical Bio Syngas fermentations

26 Thermochemical Bio X2 (Sugar synthetic biology olefins products Monster Mash, or the case of the micro-spider's web admin November 25, 2011 (Biofuels Digest) Global Bioenergies and LanzaTech attempt a mash-up of their technologies to produce isobutene from carbon monoxide gas can it be done? Is this a pathway for future mash-ups? What exotic materials may result from this post-carbohydrate partnership?

27 Thermochemical Biological Biooil Anaerobic Digestion Lignocellulosic Material Gases CONDENSER Bio-char Pyrolysis Reactor Aqueous Phase (C 1 -C 4 organic acids) CONDENSER FERMENTATION (Yeast, Algae, Fungi) Biooil (C 6 -) Lipids

28 Bio-mimicry Some new Trends Synthetic catalyst mimics nature's 'hydrogen economy' CHAMPAIGN, Ill. By creating a model of the active site found in a naturally occurring enzyme, chemists at the University of Illinois have described a catalyst that acts like nature's most pervasive hydrogen processor. fuss_hydrogen html

29 Some new Trends Artificial Cell systems

30 What are the first questions investors seek? Do you have feedstock availability? At what stage of development is the technology? Who is the team What is your IP position What are the margins

31 In other words, its about business case, and existing companies have advantages! So how do researcher best leverage these partnerships?

32 BCN at a glance Inclusive research network based out of the U of Alberta Funded by AI Bio Corp. (C$ 3 million over 3 years, then $4+M 2012 onward) Focused on biomass conversions, developed to bridge the gap between feedstock processing and product distribution to accelerate the commercialization process

33 Biorefining Converisons Network - Industrial Engagement in Proposed Projects : Biomass Pre-Processing & Logistics Biocatalysis & Fermentation Green Chemistry for Fuels & Chemicals Program 1: Forestry Program 2: BioFoundry Program 3: Green Chemistry

34 BCN: Collaboration with Alberta Forest Product Roadmap Firms Tall Oils to Fuels Forest- Derived Fly Ash Upgrading

35 Biomass Pre-Processing & Logistics Forest- Derived Fly Ash Upgrading Tall Oils to Fuels Lignocellulosic Separations Standardization of Lignocellulosic Fractions Terpenes

36 Biocatalysis & Fermentation High- Value Fatty Alcohols Biopolymers from C1 Substrates Accelerated Biodensification of Tailings Synbio Manucturing of High-Value Phenylalaninederived Specialty Chemicals

37 Green Chemistry for Fuels & Chemicals Supercritical Fluids: Extracting Gels from Lignocellulosic Biomass Bioaldehyde Production from Plant Oils Polysaccharides for Naphthenic Acid Extraction from Tailings Tailings Flocculants from Agricultural Waste Proteins

38 Biomass Pre-Processing & Logistics Biocatalysis & Fermentation Green Chemistry for Fuels & Chemicals Program 1 Forest- Derived Fly Ash Upgrading Tall Oils to Fuels Hemicellulose to Xylitol High-Value Fatty Alcohols Lignocellulosic Separations Standardization of Lignocellulosic Fractions Aromatic Compounds from Cellulosic Waste Streams Terpenes Program 2 Supercritical Fluids: Extracting Gels from Lignocellulosic Biomass Biopolymers from C1 Substrates Synbio Manucturing of High-Value Phenylalanine-derived Specialty Chemicals Bioaldehyde Production from Plant Oils Program 3 Polysaccharides for Naphthenic Acid Extraction from Tailings Tailings Flocculants from Agricultural Waste Proteins Accelerated Biodensification of Tailings Algae-Derived Green Flocculants Microbial Conversions to Reduce Heavy Oil Viscosity

39 Canadian Biofuels Research NSERC - BioFuelNet Vision Central role catalyzing the rapid growth of biofuels sector in Canada Coordinating and aligning Canada s biofuels research community around key commercial challenges 25% of Canada s transportation fuel from renewable biomass by 2022

40 Structure of BioFuelNet West BFN Platform Prairies BFN Platform Central BFN Platform East BFN Platform Feedstocks Conversion Utilization Social, Economic and Environmental Sustainability (SEES)

41 Who s Involved 82 researchers 22 Universities McGill hosting 40 industry partners > 100 partners overall Wide range of national and international contacts

42 Networking and Partnerships Examples for each category Academia Government Bioconversion Network Industry Networks Other

Novel Ni-based catalysts for the hydrotreatment of fast pyrolysis oil

Novel Ni-based catalysts for the hydrotreatment of fast pyrolysis oil Engineering Conferences International ECI Digital Archives BioEnergy IV: Innovations in Biomass Conversion for Heat, Power, Fuels and Chemicals Proceedings Spring 6-11-2013 Novel Ni-based catalysts for

More information

Effect of particle size on enzymatic hydrolysis of pretreated miscanthus

Effect of particle size on enzymatic hydrolysis of pretreated miscanthus Engineering Conferences International ECI Digital Archives BioEnergy IV: Innovations in Biomass Conversion for Heat, Power, Fuels and Chemicals Proceedings Spring 6-13-2013 Effect of particle size on enzymatic

More information

Biomass conversion to produce value-added products from agricultural and forestry residues

Biomass conversion to produce value-added products from agricultural and forestry residues Engineering Conferences International ECI Digital Archives BioEnergy IV: Innovations in Biomass Conversion for Heat, Power, Fuels and Chemicals Proceedings Spring 6-10-2013 Biomass conversion to produce

More information

Alcohol production from pyrolytic sugars obtained from selective fast pyrolysis of pretreated wood

Alcohol production from pyrolytic sugars obtained from selective fast pyrolysis of pretreated wood Engineering Conferences International ECI Digital Archives BioEnergy IV: Innovations in Biomass Conversion for Heat, Power, Fuels and Chemicals Proceedings Spring 6-13-2013 Alcohol production from pyrolytic

More information

Biomass supply and diesel requirements for cofeeding a bitumen upgrader in Alberta

Biomass supply and diesel requirements for cofeeding a bitumen upgrader in Alberta Engineering Conferences International ECI Digital Archives BioEnergy IV: Innovations in Biomass Conversion for Heat, Power, Fuels and Chemicals Proceedings Spring 6-12-2013 Biomass supply and diesel requirements

More information

Lignin conversion into bio-based chemicals

Lignin conversion into bio-based chemicals Engineering Conferences International ECI Digital Archives BioEnergy IV: Innovations in Biomass Conversion for Heat, Power, Fuels and Chemicals Proceedings Spring 6-12-2013 Lignin conversion into bio-based

More information

Routes to Higher Hydrocarbons BIO, Pacific Rim Summit

Routes to Higher Hydrocarbons BIO, Pacific Rim Summit Routes to Higher Hydrocarbons BIO, Pacific Rim Summit Thomas D. Foust, Ph.D., P.E. Director, National Advanced Fuels Consortium NREL Bioenergy Center December 9, 2013 NREL is a national laboratory of the

More information

A strategy for kinetic parameter estimation in the pyrolysis of lignin

A strategy for kinetic parameter estimation in the pyrolysis of lignin Engineering Conferences International ECI Digital Archives BioEnergy IV: Innovations in Biomass Conversion for Heat, Power, Fuels and Chemicals Proceedings Spring 6-10-2013 A strategy for kinetic parameter

More information

Integrating Pyrolysis and Anaerobic Digestion in a Novel Biorefinery Concept

Integrating Pyrolysis and Anaerobic Digestion in a Novel Biorefinery Concept Engineering Conferences International ECI Digital Archives BioEnergy IV: Innovations in Biomass Conversion for Heat, Power, Fuels and Chemicals Proceedings Spring 6-12-2013 Integrating Pyrolysis and Anaerobic

More information

Biomass and Biofuels. Biomass

Biomass and Biofuels. Biomass and Biofuels Prof. Tony Bridgwater BioEnergy Research Group Aston University, Birmingham B4 7ET AV Bridgwater 2008 Energy crops Agricultural and forestry wastes Industrial & consumer wastes 2 Why convert

More information

Green aromatic bulk-chemicals from lignin pyrolysis vapours

Green aromatic bulk-chemicals from lignin pyrolysis vapours Engineering Conferences International ECI Digital Archives BioEnergy IV: Innovations in Biomass Conversion for Heat, Power, Fuels and Chemicals Proceedings Spring 6-11-2013 Green aromatic bulk-chemicals

More information

Industrial Biotechnology and Biorefining

Industrial Biotechnology and Biorefining Industrial Biotechnology and Biorefining Industrial Biotechnology and Biorefining The Centre for Process Innovation From innovation to commercialisation The High Value Manufacturing Catapult is a partnership

More information

The Next Generation of Biofuels

The Next Generation of Biofuels The Next Generation of Biofuels Ocean the final frontier What are biofuels? Why Biofuels! The Industry Pros and Cons By definition, a biofuel is a solid, liquid or gaseous fuel produced from non fossil

More information

Biofuels. Letizia Bua

Biofuels. Letizia Bua Biofuels Letizia Bua Biofuels What is a biofuel? What the European Community says about it? How we can produce it? (Technology options) eni and renewable energy 2 What is a biofuel? interesting! Life cycle

More information

Biorefineries. International status quo and future directions. Ed de Jong / Rene van Ree

Biorefineries. International status quo and future directions. Ed de Jong / Rene van Ree Biorefineries International status quo and future directions Ed de Jong / Rene van Ree Contents 1. Biobased Economy 2. Biorefineries - Definition 3. Biorefineries - Categories 4. Biorefineries - Objective

More information

Thermal evolution of biochar and its physicochemical properties during hydrothermal gasification

Thermal evolution of biochar and its physicochemical properties during hydrothermal gasification Engineering Conferences International ECI Digital Archives Biochar: Production, Characterization and Applications Proceedings 8-20-2017 Thermal evolution of biochar and its physicochemical properties during

More information

Pyrolysis and Gasification

Pyrolysis and Gasification Pyrolysis and Gasification of Biomass Tony Bridgwater Bioenergy Research Group Aston University, Birmingham B4 7ET, UK Biomass, conversion and products Starch & sugars Residues Biological conversion Ethanol;

More information

Module 1d. The Bioenergy Chain. new technologies HTU, supercritical gasification, pyrolysis importance of energy condensed bio-fuels

Module 1d. The Bioenergy Chain. new technologies HTU, supercritical gasification, pyrolysis importance of energy condensed bio-fuels Module 1d The Bioenergy Chain Overview presentation introduction conversion-technologies combustion gasification anaerobe digestion bio transport fuels new technologies HTU, supercritical gasification,

More information

Possible Role of a Biorefinery s Syngas Platform in a Biobased Economy Assessment in IEA Bioenergy Task 42 Biorefining

Possible Role of a Biorefinery s Syngas Platform in a Biobased Economy Assessment in IEA Bioenergy Task 42 Biorefining Possible Role of a Biorefinery s Syngas Platform in a Biobased Economy Assessment in IEA Bioenergy Task 42 Biorefining G. Jungmeier 1, R. Van Ree 2, E. de Jong 3, H. Jørgensen 4, P. Walsh 4, M. Wellisch

More information

2.2 Conversion Platforms

2.2 Conversion Platforms 2.2 Conversion Platforms The strategic goal of the conversion element is to develop technologies for converting feedstocks into cost-competitive commodity liquid fuels, like ethanol, as well as bioproducts

More information

Introduction to BIOFUELS. David M. Mousdale. CRC Press. Taylor & Francis Group Boca Raton London New York

Introduction to BIOFUELS. David M. Mousdale. CRC Press. Taylor & Francis Group Boca Raton London New York Introduction to BIOFUELS David M. Mousdale CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group Boca Raton London New York CRC Press is an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Croup, an informa business Contents Preface Acknowledgments

More information

Biofuels Research Opportunities in Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass

Biofuels Research Opportunities in Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass University of Massachusetts Amherst ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst Conference on Cellulosic Biofuels September 2008 Biofuels Research Opportunities in Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass Douglas Elliott PNL,

More information

Sustainable Transportation: Overview of Bio-Fuels Systems

Sustainable Transportation: Overview of Bio-Fuels Systems Sustainable Transportation: Overview of Bio-Fuels Systems Terry Surles, surles@hawaii.edu University of Hawaii and Neil Rossmeissl DOE/Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy April 7, 2014 1 Bioenergy

More information

Biomass Processes & Technologies Adding Value to Home Grown Resources

Biomass Processes & Technologies Adding Value to Home Grown Resources FRONTLINE BIOENERGY, LLC Renewable Fuels & Products Biomass Processes & Technologies Adding Value to Home Grown Resources Jerod Smeenk Frontline BioEnergy, LLC Home Grown Energy Conference Morris, MN February

More information

Evaluation of Tucumã Endocarp (Astrocaryum Aculeatum) as a New Biomass Resource for Application in Thermal Conversion Processes

Evaluation of Tucumã Endocarp (Astrocaryum Aculeatum) as a New Biomass Resource for Application in Thermal Conversion Processes Engineering Conferences International ECI Digital Archives BioEnergy IV: Innovations in Biomass Conversion for Heat, Power, Fuels and Chemicals Proceedings Spring 5-10-2012 Evaluation of Tucumã Endocarp

More information

Biomass. The latter is not a new concept, homes and industries were, at one time, heated and powered by wood.

Biomass. The latter is not a new concept, homes and industries were, at one time, heated and powered by wood. Biomass Energy Content Biomass Conversion of Biomass in Energy Thermochemical Processes Extraction Processes Biological Processes Waste to Energy Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) Biofuels Biomass

More information

Sulfur speciation and partitioning during thermochemical conversion of cellulosic biomass to biofuel

Sulfur speciation and partitioning during thermochemical conversion of cellulosic biomass to biofuel Sulfur speciation and partitioning during thermochemical conversion of cellulosic biomass to biofuel Singfoong Cheah Daniel Carpenter Calvin Feik Shealyn Malone National Renewable Energy Laboratory Golden,

More information

The potential and challenges of drop in biofuels

The potential and challenges of drop in biofuels The potential and challenges of drop in biofuels OH OH H O H H OH H HO OH H OH - O 2 H H H H H O H H H C C C C H OH H H H H H HO OH Carbohydrate Hydrocarbon Petroleum-like biofuel H OH Sergios Karatzos,

More information

Biorefineries for Eco-efficient Processing of Biomass Classification and Assessment of Biorefinery Systems

Biorefineries for Eco-efficient Processing of Biomass Classification and Assessment of Biorefinery Systems IEA Bioenergy Task 42 on Biorefineries Biorefineries for Eco-efficient Processing of Biomass Classification and Assessment of Biorefinery Systems G. Jungmeier, J. Pucker Joanneum Research, Graz, Austria

More information

Hydrocarbon Drop-In Biofuels Engine Research Center University of Wisconsin-Madison June 8, 2011

Hydrocarbon Drop-In Biofuels Engine Research Center University of Wisconsin-Madison June 8, 2011 PNNL-SA-77610 Hydrocarbon Drop-In Biofuels Engine Research Center University of Wisconsin-Madison June 8, 2011 John Holladay Pacific Northwest National Laboratory PO Box 999, MSIN: P8-60, Richland, WA

More information

Reducing GHG Intensity of Bitumen and Synthetic Crude Oil using Biomass. Fernando Preto CanmetENERGY-Ottawa Natural Resources Canada

Reducing GHG Intensity of Bitumen and Synthetic Crude Oil using Biomass. Fernando Preto CanmetENERGY-Ottawa Natural Resources Canada 1 Reducing GHG Intensity of Bitumen and Synthetic Crude Oil using Biomass Fernando Preto CanmetENERGY-Ottawa Natural Resources Canada 2 About CanmetENERGY CanmetENERGY is the science and technology branch

More information

External superheating in biomass power plants with pebble bed regenerators

External superheating in biomass power plants with pebble bed regenerators Engineering Conferences International ECI Digital Archives BioEnergy IV: Innovations in Biomass Conversion for Heat, Power, Fuels and Chemicals Proceedings Spring 6-11-2013 External superheating in biomass

More information

Renewable Energy Systems

Renewable Energy Systems Renewable Energy Systems 9 Buchla, Kissell, Floyd Chapter Outline Biomass Technologies 9 9-1 THE CARBON CYCLE 9-2 BIOMASS SOURCES 9-3 BIOFUELS: ETHANOL 9-4 BIOFUELS: BIODIESEL AND GREEN DIESEL 9-5 BIOFUELS

More information

Clean hydrogen rich gas from catalytic steam gasification of biomass

Clean hydrogen rich gas from catalytic steam gasification of biomass Engineering Conferences International ECI Digital Archives BioEnergy IV: Innovations in Biomass Conversion for Heat, Power, Fuels and Chemicals Proceedings Spring 6-11-2013 Clean hydrogen rich gas from

More information

Energy Biosciences Institute Linking Biotechnology and Energy. March 25, 2010 Paul Willems, TVP Energy Biosciences EBI Associate Director

Energy Biosciences Institute Linking Biotechnology and Energy. March 25, 2010 Paul Willems, TVP Energy Biosciences EBI Associate Director Energy Biosciences Institute Linking Biotechnology and Energy March 25, 2010 Paul Willems, TVP Energy Biosciences EBI Associate Director EBI Partners This Extraordinary partnership builds upon and extends

More information

Alberta Biomass Inventory Why Alberta s Industrial Heartland?

Alberta Biomass Inventory Why Alberta s Industrial Heartland? Alberta Biomass Inventory Why Alberta s Industrial Heartland? October 1st, 2014 Jeff Bell Industry Development Officer, Clean Energy and Biorefining Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development jeff.bell@gov.ab.ca

More information

Biofuels: Trends, Specifications, Biomass Conversion, and GHG Assessments

Biofuels: Trends, Specifications, Biomass Conversion, and GHG Assessments Biofuels: Trends, Specifications, Biomass Conversion, and GHG Assessments 6 th International Symposium on Fuels and Lubricants New Delhi, India March 9-12, 2008 S. Kent Hoekman, Ph.D. Desert Research Institute

More information

Thermal Conversion of Animal Manure to Biofuel. Outline. Biorefinery approaches

Thermal Conversion of Animal Manure to Biofuel. Outline. Biorefinery approaches Thermal Conversion of Animal Manure to Biofuel Samy Sadaka, Ph.D., P.E., P. Eng. Assistant Professor - Extension Engineer University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture - Cooperative Extension Service

More information

Hydrodeoxygenation of biofuel-precursors on Nipromoted

Hydrodeoxygenation of biofuel-precursors on Nipromoted Engineering Conferences International ECI Digital Archives BioEnergy IV: Innovations in Biomass Conversion for Heat, Power, Fuels and Chemicals Proceedings Spring 6-11-2013 Hydrodeoxygenation of biofuel-precursors

More information

Bioenergy Research at University of Surrey

Bioenergy Research at University of Surrey SUPERGEN Researchers Day 6 th May 2016 Bioenergy Research at University of Surrey Dr. Siddharth Gadkari Research Fellow Department of Chemical and Process Engineering University of Surrey, Guildford Development

More information

CREATIVITY AND EXPERTISE to develop solutions for the marine industry. Green Tech 2016 Marine fuels from forest biomass

CREATIVITY AND EXPERTISE to develop solutions for the marine industry. Green Tech 2016 Marine fuels from forest biomass CREATIVITY AND EXPERTISE to develop solutions for the marine industry Green Tech 2016 Marine fuels from forest biomass Marine fuels Marine fuels are specified according to ISO 8217:2012 Heavy fuel oil

More information

Prospects for the Development of Drop-in Liquid Biofuels (especially Gasoline) from Sustainable Feedstocks

Prospects for the Development of Drop-in Liquid Biofuels (especially Gasoline) from Sustainable Feedstocks Prospects for the Development of Drop-in Liquid Biofuels (especially Gasoline) from Sustainable Feedstocks Reinhard Seiser Andrew Burke Session 1: Biofuel and Biomethane Transportation Fuels - Setting

More information

Metabolic engineering of clostridium cellulolyticum for advanced biofuel production

Metabolic engineering of clostridium cellulolyticum for advanced biofuel production Engineering Conferences International ECI Digital Archives BioEnergy IV: Innovations in Biomass Conversion for Heat, Power, Fuels and Chemicals Proceedings Spring 6-13-2013 Metabolic engineering of clostridium

More information

Biofuels A policy driven logistics and business challenge

Biofuels A policy driven logistics and business challenge Biofuels 2020 A policy driven logistics and business challenge Research and Innovation, Position Paper 02-2010 This is DNV DNV is a global provider of services for managing risk. Established in 1864, DNV

More information

Biofuels and Biorefineries

Biofuels and Biorefineries Biofuels and Biorefineries Stella Bezergianni, Angelos Lappas, and Iacovos Vasalos Laboratory of Environmental Fuels and Hydrocarbons (LEFH) (www.cperi.certh.gr) Center of Research & Technology Hellas

More information

Evaluation of integrated biorefinery technologies in power industry

Evaluation of integrated biorefinery technologies in power industry Case 5: Power sector Evaluation of integrated biorefinery technologies in power industry Herman den Uil (ECN, the Netherlands) Final BIOREF-INTEG Seminar 9 June 2010, Düsseldorf, Germany Introduction 2

More information

Nuclear Hydrogen for Production of Liquid Hydrocarbon Transport Fuels

Nuclear Hydrogen for Production of Liquid Hydrocarbon Transport Fuels Nuclear Hydrogen for Production of Liquid Hydrocarbon Transport Fuels Charles W. Forsberg Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831 Email: forsbergcw@ornl.gov Abstract Liquid fuels (gasoline,

More information

Optimization of biomethanization processes through trace metals supplementation

Optimization of biomethanization processes through trace metals supplementation Engineering Conferences International ECI Digital Archives BioEnergy IV: Innovations in Biomass Conversion for Heat, Power, Fuels and Chemicals Proceedings Spring 6-13-2013 Optimization of biomethanization

More information

Conversion of Biomass Particles

Conversion of Biomass Particles Conversion of Biomass Particles Prof.dr.ir. Gerrit Brem Energy Technology (CTW) 4th of March 2015, Enschede Contents of the lecture Conversion of Biomass Particles Introduction on Sustainable Energy Energy

More information

Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo. Biomass conversion research at IMP

Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo. Biomass conversion research at IMP Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo Biomass conversion research at IMP Jorge Aburto May 2015 R&D on Fuels and chemicals from Biomass Developing/Evolving Bio-based System Specifically Evolved Hydrocarbon System

More information

Biogas Production from Lignocellulosic Biomass

Biogas Production from Lignocellulosic Biomass Biogas Production from Lignocellulosic Biomass Dr. Ram Chandra Scientist, Energy Bioscience Overseas Fellow Centre for Rural Development & Technology Indian Institute of Technology Delhi 1 Biomass to Energy

More information

Biofuels: What, When and How

Biofuels: What, When and How Biofuels: What, When and How Arvind M Lali & Annamma A. Odaneth Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai, India Biofuels : Need or Interest Energy security High energy dependence on politically unstable

More information

Overview of Renewable Energy Technologies: Transforming Our Energy Economy

Overview of Renewable Energy Technologies: Transforming Our Energy Economy Overview of Renewable Energy Technologies: Transforming Our Energy Economy Robert M. Margolis National Renewable Energy Laboratory 32 nd Annual IAEE International Conference San Francisco, CA June 22,

More information

Global Warming. Department of Chemical Engineering

Global Warming. Department of Chemical Engineering Global Warming How Can Biofuels Help? Clint Williford Department of Chemical Engineering Introduction ti Greenhouse emissions Reducing growth of GHG emissions Biofuels Why and why now? What they are? How

More information

Renewable Chemicals from the Forest Biorefinery

Renewable Chemicals from the Forest Biorefinery 11 th Annual Congress on Industrial Biotechnology May 12 15, 2014 Philadelphia, PA Renewable Chemicals from the Forest Biorefinery François Zasieczny, Mariya Marinova, Tom Browne, Michel Perrier The Forest

More information

Renewable Natural Gas via Catalytic Hydrothermal Gasification of Wet Biomass

Renewable Natural Gas via Catalytic Hydrothermal Gasification of Wet Biomass Renewable Natural Gas via Catalytic Hydrothermal Gasification of Wet Biomass October 2009 1 Overview of Gasification Process Catalytic Hydrothermal Gasification (CHG) is a wet process which produces renewable

More information

Biofuel Sources and Emerging Technologies. The Future of Biofuels in Minnesota Minnesota Environmental Initiative November 13, 2008

Biofuel Sources and Emerging Technologies. The Future of Biofuels in Minnesota Minnesota Environmental Initiative November 13, 2008 Biofuel Sources and Emerging Technologies The Future of Biofuels in Minnesota Minnesota Environmental Initiative November 13, 2008 Overview: 1.Agricultural Research Station NWROC 2.Serve as Living Lab

More information

Microalgae Biofuels and Carbon Cycling

Microalgae Biofuels and Carbon Cycling Microalgae Biofuels and Carbon Cycling Prepared for the 2009 Annual Conference GA A&WMA Umakanta Jena & Nisha Vaidyanathan Biorefining and Carbon Cycling Program Department of Biological & Agricultural

More information

Breaking the Chemical and Engineering Barriers to Lignocellulosic Biofuels

Breaking the Chemical and Engineering Barriers to Lignocellulosic Biofuels Breaking the Chemical and Engineering Barriers to Lignocellulosic Biofuels A Workshop to Develop the Roadmap for Making Lignocellulosic Biofuels a Practical Reality ACS Headquarters Washington, D.C. June

More information

Production of Heating and Transportation Fuels via Fast Pyrolysis of biomass

Production of Heating and Transportation Fuels via Fast Pyrolysis of biomass Production of Heating and Transportation Fuels via Fast Pyrolysis of biomass Sanjeev K. Gajjela and Philip H. Steele Department of Forest Products College of Forest Resources Mississippi State University

More information

Biofuels Research at the University of Washington

Biofuels Research at the University of Washington Biofuels Research at the University of Washington 15 July 2008 Rick Gustafson Paper Science & Engineering College of Forest Resource University of Washington UW biofuels research agenda Vision: Cost effective

More information

ENABLING SYNTHESIS OF BIOBASED CHEMICALS & FUELS

ENABLING SYNTHESIS OF BIOBASED CHEMICALS & FUELS ENABLING SYNTHESIS OF BIOBASED CHEMICALS & FUELS CATALYTIC BIOBASED SYNGAS TECHNOLOGY TAR FREE NITROGEN FREE MODULAR LOW COST CIRCULAR APPROACH-ZERO WASTE CIRCULAR-BIOBASED-SUSTAINABLE 2 By 2050, we need

More information

Biotechnology: New Tools for Sustainable Biofuels Production

Biotechnology: New Tools for Sustainable Biofuels Production Biotechnology: New Tools for Sustainable Biofuels Production Brent Erickson Executive Vice President Industrial and Environmental Section Some Industrial and Environmental Section Members Global Energy

More information

DBT-ICT Technology Platforms For Advanced Biofuels

DBT-ICT Technology Platforms For Advanced Biofuels DBT-ICT Technology Platforms For Advanced Biofuels EU-India Conference on Advanced Biofuels March 6-8 2018 Arvind Lali DBT-ICT Centre for Energy Biosciences Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai, India

More information

ECN Research and Development in bioenergy

ECN Research and Development in bioenergy ECN Research and Development in bioenergy June 2014, Environmental Day, Sao Paulo Tatjana Komissarova, Corporate business developer www.ecn.nl BRAZIL Brazil is nowadays the largest and BEST bioethanol

More information

Abstract Process Economics Program Report 270 THERMOCHEMICAL CELLULOSIC ETHANOL (December 2009)

Abstract Process Economics Program Report 270 THERMOCHEMICAL CELLULOSIC ETHANOL (December 2009) Abstract Process Economics Program Report 270 THERMOCHEMICAL CELLULOSIC ETHANOL (December 2009) World ethanol production has experienced spectacular growth. This growth has been based on starch and sugar

More information

Sugar Industry Restructuring by Implementing Biorefinery Technology

Sugar Industry Restructuring by Implementing Biorefinery Technology Sugar Industry Restructuring by Implementing Biorefinery Technology Dr. Maurizio Cocchi THE BIOREFINERY CONCEPT Biorefinery approach Integration of biomass conversion processes and technologies to produce

More information

The National Bioenergy Center and Biomass R&D Overview

The National Bioenergy Center and Biomass R&D Overview The National Bioenergy Center and Biomass R&D verview Dr. Michael A. Pacheco Director of National Bioenergy Center National Renewable Energy Laboratory May 20, 2004 National Bioenergy Center Announced

More information

Valerie Reed Ph.D. Acting Program Manager Office of Biomass Programs Department of Energy. 1 Office of the Biomass Program eere.energy.

Valerie Reed Ph.D. Acting Program Manager Office of Biomass Programs Department of Energy. 1 Office of the Biomass Program eere.energy. Valerie Reed Ph.D. Acting Program Manager Office of Biomass Programs Department of Energy 1 Office of the Biomass Program eere.energy.gov Program Focus U.S. Department of Energy Biomass Program Cellulosic

More information

Proceedings of the 2007 CPM Short Course and MCPR Trade Show

Proceedings of the 2007 CPM Short Course and MCPR Trade Show Proceedings of the 2007 CPM Short Course and MCPR Trade Show December 4 6, 2007 Minneapolis Convention Center Do not Reproduce or Redistribute Without Written Consent of the Author(s) The Realities of

More information

Outline. Comparative Fast Pyrolysis of Agricultural Residues for Use in Biorefineries. ECI Bioenergy-II:

Outline. Comparative Fast Pyrolysis of Agricultural Residues for Use in Biorefineries. ECI Bioenergy-II: Comparative Fast Pyrolysis of Agricultural Residues for Use in Biorefineries Institute for Wood Technology and Wood Biology, amburg e ECI Bioenergy-II: Fuels and Chemicals from Renewable Resources Rio

More information

Underpinning Canadian Bioenergy Development

Underpinning Canadian Bioenergy Development Underpinning Canadian Bioenergy Development Australia and Canada Both large countries with large that are less hospitable Canada Only 0.5% of the world s population 7% of the earth s land area 2-4% of

More information

VALORPLUS: VALORISING BIOREFINERY BY-PRODUCTS. FP7 EC KBBE-CALL 7- Project No

VALORPLUS: VALORISING BIOREFINERY BY-PRODUCTS. FP7 EC KBBE-CALL 7- Project No VALORPLUS: VALORISING BIOREFINERY BY-PRODUCTS FP7 EC KBBE-CALL 7- Project No. 613802 VALORPLUS: VALORISING BIOREFINERY BY-PRODUCTS Valorisation of biorefinery by-products leading to closed loop systems

More information

ABE 482 Environmental Engineering in Biosystems. September 29 Lecture 11

ABE 482 Environmental Engineering in Biosystems. September 29 Lecture 11 ABE 482 Environmental Engineering in Biosystems September 29 Lecture 11 Today Gasification & Pyrolysis Waste disposal balance Solid Waste Systems Solid Waste Air Limited air No air Combustion Gasification

More information

Biomass for Energy and Fuel

Biomass for Energy and Fuel Biomass for Energy and Fuel Reference: Donald L. Klass, Biomass for Renewable Energy, Fuels and Chemicals, Academic Press, 1998. http://www.energy.kth.se/compedu/webcompedu/media/lectu re_notes/s1b11c2.pdf

More information

Bioenergy Demonstration Projects in Canada: Lessons Learned, Key Factors for Success, Knowledge and Technology Gaps

Bioenergy Demonstration Projects in Canada: Lessons Learned, Key Factors for Success, Knowledge and Technology Gaps 1 Bioenergy Demonstration Projects in Canada: Lessons Learned, Key Factors for Success, Knowledge and Technology Gaps Jawad Jeaidi, Marzouk Benali and Eric Soucy Bioenergy Australia Conference November

More information

Emerging Markets: Biotechnology. MC Jarvis Glasgow University and IBioIC

Emerging Markets: Biotechnology. MC Jarvis Glasgow University and IBioIC Emerging Markets: Biotechnology MC Jarvis Glasgow University and IBioIC M.C. Jarvis. Forest and Timber Industry Leadership Group. Edinburgh, 30 Nov 2015 Biotechnology Plant biotechnology Tree improvement

More information

Thermochemical Conversion of Rice Straw to Ethanol. Dennis Schuetzle, PhD TSS Consultants Rancho Cordova, California

Thermochemical Conversion of Rice Straw to Ethanol. Dennis Schuetzle, PhD TSS Consultants Rancho Cordova, California Thermochemical Conversion of Rice Straw to Ethanol Dennis Schuetzle, PhD TSS Consultants Rancho Cordova, California California Biomass Collaborative Meeting Fresno, California Jan. 26, 2006 Project Support

More information

What is Bioenergy? William Robinson B9 Solutions Limited

What is Bioenergy? William Robinson B9 Solutions Limited What is Bioenergy? William Robinson B9 Solutions Limited Contents Introduction Defining Bioenergy Biomass Fuels Energy Conversion Technologies Conclusion Introduction William Robinson B9 employee for nearly

More information

Analysis of product distribution and characteristics of bio-oil and bio-char from fast pyrolysis of date palm tree waste

Analysis of product distribution and characteristics of bio-oil and bio-char from fast pyrolysis of date palm tree waste Engineering Conferences International ECI Digital Archives Biochar: Production, Characterization and Applications Proceedings 8-20-2017 Analysis of product distribution and characteristics of bio-oil and

More information

Challenge 2: Fargione et al; Land Use Change Penalty. CO 2 debt is created when land is cleared

Challenge 2: Fargione et al; Land Use Change Penalty. CO 2 debt is created when land is cleared Green Gasoline at NSF ACS Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference University Park, MD John R. Regalbuto Catalysis and Biocatalysis Program Directorate for Engineering National Science Foundation June

More information

Advanced biofuels and added value products from residual quasi-homogeneous biomass: from ethanol to drop-infuels

Advanced biofuels and added value products from residual quasi-homogeneous biomass: from ethanol to drop-infuels Advanced biofuels and added value products from residual quasi-homogeneous biomass: from ethanol to drop-infuels Jean-Michel Lavoie (Ph.D) Associate Professor and Chairholder Industrial research chair

More information

Carbon sequestration using bio-refinery residues

Carbon sequestration using bio-refinery residues Engineering Conferences International ECI Digital Archives Biochar: Production, Characterization and Applications Proceedings 8-20-2017 Carbon sequestration using bio-refinery residues Ondřej Mašek University

More information

Hydrous pyrolysis of digestate as alternative to post composting in a biowaste anaerobic digestion facility

Hydrous pyrolysis of digestate as alternative to post composting in a biowaste anaerobic digestion facility Engineering Conferences International ECI Digital Archives Biochar: Production, Characterization and Applications Proceedings 8-20-2017 Hydrous pyrolysis of digestate as alternative to post composting

More information

Pilot Scale Biorefinery for Sustainable Fuels from Biomass via Integrated Pyrolysis and Catalytic Hydroconversion

Pilot Scale Biorefinery for Sustainable Fuels from Biomass via Integrated Pyrolysis and Catalytic Hydroconversion 8 th Task Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, 4 6 October, 2010 Pilot Scale Biorefinery for Sustainable Fuels Biomass via Integrated and Catalytic Hydroconversion Steve Lupton UOP LLC, A Honeywell Company IEA

More information

100% Biobased PET: A Sustainable Approach to Fiber, Film, and Bottles.

100% Biobased PET: A Sustainable Approach to Fiber, Film, and Bottles. 100% Biobased PET: A Sustainable Approach to Fiber, Film, and Bottles. Greg Keenan, Virent Inc. - Vice President Business Development & Engineering 5th Annual Renewable Energy and Advanced Biofuels Summit

More information

Abstract Process Economics Program Report 280 COMPENDIUM OF LEADING BIOETHANOL TECHNOLOGIES (December 2011)

Abstract Process Economics Program Report 280 COMPENDIUM OF LEADING BIOETHANOL TECHNOLOGIES (December 2011) Abstract Process Economics Program Report 280 COMPENDIUM OF LEADING BIOETHANOL TECHNOLOGIES (December 2011) The use of ethanol as an alternative motor fuel has been steadily increasing around the globe

More information

Innovation in Small Diameter Utilization

Innovation in Small Diameter Utilization Innovation in Small Diameter Utilization Bioenergy & Wood Products Conference II Denver, Colorado March 15, 2006 John R. Shelly University of California Cooperative Extension john.shelly@nature.berkeley.edu

More information

Chapter page 1

Chapter page 1 Chapter 04-04 page 1 04-04: Odd biomass fractions Properties and processes Introduction There are mainly five different processes to choose from to produce useful energy from any type of biomass. Three

More information

Sustainable Waste Diversion Technologies to promote a circular economy

Sustainable Waste Diversion Technologies to promote a circular economy NY Federation Conference May 2018 Richard Schofield Project Development Manager Sustainable Waste Diversion Technologies to promote a circular economy Enerkem at a glance Biofuels and renewable chemicals

More information

Innovation Technology Outlook of Advanced Biofuels

Innovation Technology Outlook of Advanced Biofuels Innovation Technology Outlook of Advanced Biofuels production and deployment in the next three decades Shunichi NAKADA IITC-IRENA Ecuador, November 2015 Contents 1. Why advanced Biofuel? 2. Framework of

More information

MULTI-WASTE TREATMENT AND VALORISATION BY THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES. Francisco Corona Encinas M Sc.

MULTI-WASTE TREATMENT AND VALORISATION BY THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES. Francisco Corona Encinas M Sc. MULTI-WASTE TREATMENT AND VALORISATION BY THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES Corona, F.; Hidalgo, D.; Díez-Rodríguez, D. and Urueña, A. Francisco Corona Encinas M Sc. PART 1: THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES Introduction.

More information

Highlights of the Conference Nicolae Scarlat

Highlights of the Conference Nicolae Scarlat Highlights of the Conference Nicolae Scarlat Technical Programme Chairman European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Directorate for Energy, Transport and Climate, ITALY 2 SCIENTIFIC OPENING: APPLICATIONS

More information

Agricultural Waste Utilization Systems

Agricultural Waste Utilization Systems Agricultural Waste Utilization Systems Jean-Michel Lavoie* and Esteban Chornet** *Industrial Research Chair on Cellulosic Ethanol Department of Chemical Engineering Université de Sherbrooke **Enerkem Technologies

More information

Future Opportunities for Biomass Fuels and Power

Future Opportunities for Biomass Fuels and Power Future Opportunities for Biomass Fuels and Power Dr. Richard L. Bain, Principal Engineer Biorefinery Analysis & Exploratory Research Group National Bioenergy Center SmallWood 2006 Richmond, VA May 16,

More information

Second Annual California Biomass Collaborative Forum

Second Annual California Biomass Collaborative Forum Second Annual California Biomass Collaborative Forum John Ferrell Office of Biomass Program U.S. Department of Energy March 1, 2005 Federal Goals for Biorefinery Development and Implications for Fuel and

More information

An NSF Perspective on. Next Generation Hydrocarbon Biofuels:

An NSF Perspective on. Next Generation Hydrocarbon Biofuels: An NSF Perspective on Next Generation Hydrocarbon Biofuels: Implications on Land and Water Use Atibaia, Brazil John R. Regalbuto Catalysis and Biocatalysis Program Directorate for Engineering National

More information

Dennis St. George, M.Sc., P.Eng. Sr. Biosystems Engineer

Dennis St. George, M.Sc., P.Eng. Sr. Biosystems Engineer Bioenergy Optimization Program Demonstration Project Presentation BIOCLEANTECH Forum In Ottawa ON Grid Stability, Remote Communities, and Air Quality Biopower Session on November 3, 2016 Dennis St. George,

More information

Module 3c. Transportation fuels and biorefineries

Module 3c. Transportation fuels and biorefineries Module 3c Transportation fuels and biorefineries Outline 1. Resources 2. Biomass based industries 3. Biorefinery definition 4. Biorefinery opportunities 5. From biomass sugars to residues 6. Fast pyrolysis

More information

Biofuels Presentation. Alex, Lizzy, Ogie, Matt, and Kathryn October 3, 2011

Biofuels Presentation. Alex, Lizzy, Ogie, Matt, and Kathryn October 3, 2011 22.033 Biofuels Presentation Alex, Lizzy, Ogie, Matt, and Kathryn October 3, 2011 1 Overview Our Goal House of Quality Comparison of Biomass Sources Possible Uses & Processes Comparison of Inputs Comparison

More information