Applied Energy 156 (2015) 354–361 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Applied Energy journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/apenergy Lipid content in microalgae determines the quality of biocrude and Energy Return On Investment of hydrothermal liquefaction a a,b,⇑ a,b a,⇑ Gursong Yoo , Min S. Park , Ji-Won Yang , Minkee Choi Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701, Republic of Korea Advanced Biomass R&D Center, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701, Republic of Korea highlights graphical a bstract We assess the feasibility of microalgae hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL). Various physicochemical analyses are applied to the biocrudes from HTL. High HTL temperature increases biocrude yield, but reduces biocrude quality. Only high-lipid microalgae are feasible for producing transportation fuels. HTL condition for maximal energy return depends on lipid contents of microalgae. ar ti c l e i nf o ab stra ct Article history: While the potential of hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) of microalgae to produce biocrude regardless of Received 27 April 2015 the types of microalgae (biomass-agnostic) has been noted, the quality of biocrude and the Energy Return Received in revised form 15 June 2015 On Investment (EROI)
Applied Energy – Elsevier
Published: Oct 15, 2015
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