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Title: Production of Zero Sulfur Diesel Fuel from Domestic Coal: Configurational Options to Reduce Environmental Impact
Publication Number: NETL/DOE-2012/1542
Publication Date: 05/2012
Publication Type: Report/Publication
Contact: Thomas J. Tarka
Program/Technology: Carbon Sequestration
Gasification
Hydrogen & Clean Fuels
Author: Thomas J. Tarka (NETL)
Synopsis: The conversion of domestic resources such as coal and biomass into diesel fuel is a near-term technology pathway to address the energy security, economic sustainability, and climate change concerns which currently face our nation. This study evaluates the economic viability and environmental impact of producing diesel fuel via Fischer-Tropsch (FT) synthesis. Two facility design approaches – focused on fuels production and the co-production of fuels and electricity, respectively – were evaluated for the conversion of domestic resources such as coal or a mixture of coal and biomass.
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