Feasibility Studies on Process Coupling of Transesterification and Methanol Synthesis Using Cellulose and Bio-Oil

This project investigates feasibilities of combining the transesterification bio-diesel production into the traditional methanol production process. In this process, the raw materials for process feedstock will be completely the biomass, include cellulose fractions of biomass and bio-oil fractions of biomass. The process product will be either the bio-diesel or mixed bio-diesel and bio-methanol, which both can be directly fed as the alterative liquid fuel and also has some improvement on fuel handling. Since its capability of the complete utilization of every part of biomass (both cellulose biomass and bio-oils) and capability of the in-site optimization of reaction heat transfer and thermodynamics equilibrium shift and instant separation of process product, the proposed process can better balance several drawbacks of individual process during production of bio-diesel. This is a totally “green” process with almost all aspects of process to embody the characterization of renewable, compatibility and economic.

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    Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green

    Institute for Combustion Science and Environmental Technology
    Bowling Green, KY  United States  42101

    Department of Energy

    National Energy Technology Laboratory, 626 Cochrans Mill Road
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15236
  • Authors:
    • Pan, Wei-Ping
    • Cao, Yan
  • Publication Date: 2013-3-15


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 63p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01518999
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: DE-EE0003156
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 2014 1:58PM