(632e) Integration of Renewable Jet Fuel Production with the Pulp Industry through Alcohol Conversion

Authors: 
Geleynse, S., Washington State University
Zhang, X., Washington State University
Subramaniam, S., Washington State University

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