471952 Evaluation of Alcohol-to-Jet (ATJ) Conversion Technology for Renewable Jet Fuel

Wednesday, November 16, 2016: 3:57 PM
Lombard (Hilton San Francisco Union Square)
Scott Geleynse1, Xiao Zhang1, Manuel Garcia-Perez2 and Michael Wolcott3, (1)Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, Washington State University, Richland, WA, (2)Biological Systems Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, (3)Civil & Environmental Engineering Department, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Abstract Submission to Be Considered As An Oral Presentation at AIChE 2016 Annual Meeting in the Biochemical Conversion Processes in Forest/Plant Biomass Biorefineries Session

Evaluation of Alcohol-to-Jet (ATJ) Conversion Technology for Renewable Jet Fuel

Scott Geleynse, Manuel Garcia-Perez, Michael Wolcott, Xiao Zhang

Washington State University

            The FAA is working to enable the U.S. use of one billion gallons per year of “drop-in” sustainable alternative jet fuels by 2018. Airlines and aerospace manufacturers around the world have also expressed continuously increasing interest in the replacement of jet fuel from fossil fuels to renewable fuels from biomass. Despite the considerable investment in the research of several different conversion strategies, establishing the successful commercial production of biorenewable jet fuel remains a challenge. In this presentation, we will discuss technical aspects of strategies to use alcohols as a platform molecule to generate jet fuel and other products. By using process modeling and techno-economic analysis, we aim to assess the feasibility and readiness of the technology for biorefinery implementation. We hope to provide insight into the various political and economic challenges faced in making and meeting renewable fuel goals.

Presenting author:

Scott Geleynse

Bioproducts Sciences and Engineering Laboratory

School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, Washington State University
2710 Crimson Way, Richland, WA 99354

Contact: scott.geleynse@email.wsu.edu, x.zhang@wsu.edu

 


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