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

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2007-05

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Smith, Martin D

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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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Ferrari, Oliver D. (2007). Coal- and Biomass-to-Liquids: A Comparative Analysis. Master's project, Duke University. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/332.


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