(386b) Technical Feasibility Evaluation of Alcohol-to-Jet (ATJ) Conversion Technology for Renewable Jet Fuel

Authors: 
Geleynse, S., Washington State University
Zhang, X., Washington State University
Wolcott, M., Washington State University
Garcia-Perez, M., Washington State University

Abstract
Submission to Be Considered As An Oral Presentation at AIChE 2015 Annual
Meeting in the Biochemical Conversion Processes in Forest/Plant Biomass
Biorefineries Session

Technical
Feasibility 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 review strategies to use alcohols as a platform molecule to generate
jet fuel and other products. By highlighting the technical opportunities and
barriers in the process, we aim 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