In this study, we developed a techno-economic model to estimate the production cost of renewable diesel and gasoline from aspen woodchips through fast pyrolysis-based bio-oil and its subsequent hydroprocessing. The whole pathway includes the conversion of woodchip biomass to bio-oil through fast pyrolysis followed by upgrading to transportation fuels via hydro- processing. Experiments were carried out to develop for the process model. This detailed process and techno-economic −1 study was done based on 2000 dry t day aspen woodchips (base case capacity), from which we estimated the cost to −1 produce renewable diesel and gasoline. For this base case, using the present method, 148.81 ML year of renewable diesel −1 and 99.21 ML year of gasoline using merchant hydrogen can be produced. The production costs of renewable diesel and −1 −1 gasoline for 2000 t day are 1.09 and 1.04$ L , respectively. We also studied the effect of changing the scale of the facility −1 from 500 to 5000 t day on the production costs of renewable diesel and gasoline. The economic optimum plant size (the −1 capacity at which fuel production cost is lowest) was determined to be 3000 t day . Finally, we carried out sensitivity and uncertainty analyses for the base case and determined that production cost is most
Waste and Biomass Valorization – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 5, 2018
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera