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CHAPTER 12

Economic Comparison of Various Pathways to Pyrolysis-Based Fuels

Biomass pyrolysis has been the subject of a growing body of research into its process economics. The pathway’s ability to produce hydrocarbon fuels is seen as a means of meeting blending mandates without exceeding the 10 vol% ethanol blend wall in the United States. This chapter reviews the recent economic assessments of various pyrolysis pathways for the production of transportation fuels. It also discusses how substantial differences with regard to assumptions and methodologies are an important hurdle to efforts to compare different pyrolysis pathways. Finally, this chapter discusses how stochastic modeling can improve the accuracy of existing deterministic techno-economic models when assessing the economic feasibility of pyrolysis pathways.

Publication details

Print publication date
07 Jul 2017
Copyright year
2017
Print ISBN
978-1-78262-618-3
PDF eISBN
978-1-78801-024-5
ePub eISBN
978-1-78801-186-0

From the book series:
Green Chemistry Series