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Download Production of Zero Sulfur Diesel Fuel from Domestic Coal: Configurational Options to Reduce Environmental Impact
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Date: 5/1/2012
Type: Report
Status: Active
NETL Contact: Thomas Tarka
Technology Focus Area(s): Carbon Storage; Gasification Systems
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Author(s): Thomas J. Tarka (NETL)

Product Description
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 Risk Mitigation 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.