(567c) Evaluation of Alcohol-to-Jet (ATJ) Conversion Technology for Renewable Jet Fuel

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

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

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

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