472014 Integration of Renewable Jet Fuel Production with the Pulp Industry through Alcohol Conversion

Thursday, November 17, 2016: 10:10 AM
Lombard (Hilton San Francisco Union Square)
Scott Geleynse1, Xiao Zhang1 and Senthil Subramaniam2, (1)Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, Washington State University, Richland, WA, (2)Washington State University, Richland, WA

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

Integration of Renewable Jet Fuel Production with the Pulp Industry through Alcohol Conversion

Scott Geleynse, Senthil Subramaniam, Xiao Zhang

Washington State University

            Among increasing interest in the production of alternative fuels from biorenewable resources, considerable research has provided numerous routes to renewable jet fuels. Along with these new technologies, there is need for design concepts to integrate them with existing industries in order to enable new facilities and ease the transition toward the new renewable biorefinery industry. In this presentation, we explore one such idea in which the alcohols-to-jet conversion technology is implemented into an established kraft pulp mill. By utilizing a large portion of a pulp mill's processes, a biorefinery can be constructed on already established supply lines and facilities with significantly reduced capital investment. This may not only be a possibility to enable to generation of new renewable jet fuels on a large scale, but an option for pulp mills to benefit by reinventing their process and enter entirely new markets.

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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