Production of Synthetic Fuel from Coal and Biomass | AIChE

Production of Synthetic Fuel from Coal and Biomass


Conference Presentation

Conference Type

AIChE Annual Meeting

Presentation Date

November 9, 2015


30 minutes

Skill Level




Ceramatec is the prime contractor on a project for the US Department of Energy to produce a ~2 BPD Fischer Tropsch pilot plant.  The feedstock for the plant will be a mixture of coal and biomass with the objective of producing synthetic fuel with a carbon footprint that is below that of conventional petroleum based fuels.  Ceramatec is currently operating a small, ¼ BPD Gas-to-Liquids pre-pilot plant at its Salt Lake City, Utah facility.  The FT technology associated with this plant will be used as the basis for the CTL/BTL pilot plant.  The paper will describe the currently operating GTL facility and results related to catalyst and FT testing.  Further, the planned operation of the 2 BPD pilot facility will be described with the accompanying computer simulation of the pilot.


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