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Title : Supply chain sustainability analysis of renewable hydrocarbon fuels via indirect liquefaction, Ex situ catalytic fast pyrolysis, hydrothermal liquefaction, combined algal processing, and biochemical conversion: update of the 2020 state-of-technology cases
Publication Date : September 30, 2021
Authors : H. Cai, L. Ou, M. Wang, R. Davis, A. Dutta, K. Harris, M. Wiatrowski, E. Tan, A. Bartling, B. Klein, D. Hartley, Y. Lin, M. Roni, D. Thompson, L. Snowden-swan, Y. Zhu
Abstract : The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) aims to develop and deploy technologies to transform renewable biomass resources into commercially viable, high-performance biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower through public and private partnerships (U.S. Department of Energy, 2016). BETO and its national laboratory teams conduct in-depth techno-economic assessments (TEA) of biomass feedstock supply and logistics and conversion technologies to produce biofuels. There are two general types of TEAs: A design case outlines a target case (future projection) for a particular biofuel pathway. It enables identification of data gaps and research and development needs, and provides goals and benchmarks against which technology progress is assessed. A state of technology (SOT) analysis assesses progress within and across relevant technology areas based on actual results at current experimental scales relative to technical targets and cost goals from design cases, and includes technical, economic, and environmental criteria as available.

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