Synthetic liquid fuel production from gasification
J.G. Speight CD&W Inc., Laramie, WY, USA
Gasification can be used to convert a variety of feedstock substrates (tar sand bitumen, coal, oil shale, and biomass are used as the examples) to distillate products. This chapter provides a general description of the Fischer-Tropsch technology and the production and upgrading of synthetic crude oil. In addition, recent developments in thermal technology for synthetic fuel production are also presented. Also, for comparison, the chapter provides presentation of the means by which non–Fischer-Tropsch synthetic crude oil is converted to specification-grade fuels.
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