Title from PDF title screen (viewed on Nov. 13, 2013).
Includes bibliographical references (pages 6-7).
Type Of Report
This technology pathway case investigates the upgrading of woody biomass derived synthesis gas (syngas) to hydrocarbon biofuels. While this specific discussion focuses on the conversion of syngas via a methanol intermediate to hydrocarbon blendstocks, there are a number of alternative conversion routes for production of hydrocarbons through a wide array of intermediates from syngas. Future work will also consider the variations to this pathway to determine the most economically viable and lowest risk conversion route. Technical barriers and key research needs have been identified that should be pursued for the syngas-to-hydrocarbon pathway to be competitive with petroleum-derived gasoline-, diesel- and jet-range hydrocarbon blendstocks.
Sponsored by National Renewable Energy Laboratory DE-AC36-08GO28308; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is operated ... under contract DE-AC05-76RL01830