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Making jet fuel from wood

By Tetsuo Satoh |

Last month, construction began on a demonstration facility that integrates high-performance entrained-flow gasification technology and Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) synthesis for making jet fuel from woody biomass. The demonstration project is being carried out by a Japanese consortium, led by Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS; Yokohama City, Japan; www.mhps.com), with partners CEPCO, Toyo Engineering Corp. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and support from the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO; Kawasaki City; www.nedo.go.jp). The demonstration facility is located at CEPCO’s Shin-Nagoya power station in Nagoya, Japan. The demonstration facility will have the capacity to process 0.7 ton/d of woody biomass, producing about 20 L/d of “neat” biojet fuel. The consortium plans to start trial operation of the facility this year, and to verify operations — including combustion and jet-engine testing at JAXA — in 2020–2021. On the fuel-production process, MHPS is responsible for the entrained-bed gasification technology, Toyo for micro-channel F-T synthesis technology and the reforming of the synthesized oil, CEPCO for equipment operation and fuel procurement, and JAXA for evaluation…
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