LIQUID FUELS FROM RENEWABLE RESOURCES IN CANADA: SYSTEMS ECONOMICS STUDIES

This paper highlights the methodology and results of a six volume study completed for the Canadian federal government evaluating Canada's alternatives to derive liquid fuels from renewable resources in the mid 1980's and beyond. Alcohols, and specifically methanol, were concluded to be the best renewable liquid fuel production option for Canadian resources available today and during at least the next decade. The study's systems economics analysis methodology is described. Conversion studies are reviewed evaluating Canadian methanol production process options, feedstock requirements, capital and operating costs. Feedstock studies are reviewed evaluating forest, farm and municipal waste biomass supply volumes and prices potentially available for liquid fuels production between 1985 and 2025. Development strategies analysis is presented specifying relevant options and evaluating net benefits for each option; possible institutional frameworks, commercial policy options and technical development sequences are also briefly reviewed. The study concluded thart liquid fuel markets offer the opportunity for a major new Canadian renewable resource development initiative focused primarily on the forestry sector.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Gas Technology

    3424 South State Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60616
  • Authors:
    • Osler, C F
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Pagination: p. 51-78

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00307887
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1980 12:00AM