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Coal- and Biomass-to-Liquids: A Comparative Analysis

dc.contributor.advisor Smith, Martin D Ferrari, Oliver D. 2007-06-27T17:04:32Z 2007-06-27T17:04:32Z 2007-05
dc.description.abstract Globally, there is growing interest in advancing alternatives to petroleum-derived transportation fuel in order to mitigate the risks posed by energy insecurity and global climate change. Coal-to-liquids (CTL) and biomass-to-liquids (BTL) represent promising means of supplementing or supplanting refined petroleum products, particularly diesel fuel. This work evaluates the technical and economic aspects of coalto- liquids and biomass-to-liquids, and concludes that both technologies may offer an economic means of replacing petroleum products. It is shown that CTL is more technically proven and more economic, but represents a potentially tremendous new source of carbon dioxide emissions.
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dc.subject Coal-to-liquids (CTL)
dc.subject Biomass-to-liquids (BTL)
dc.subject Petroleum products
dc.subject Carnpm Dioxide emissions
dc.title Coal- and Biomass-to-Liquids: A Comparative Analysis
dc.type Master's project
dc.department Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences

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