Energy and greenhouse gas emissions of pyrolysis pathways

Jeongwoo Han*, Amgad Elgowainy, Ignasi Palou Rivera, Michael Wang, Jennifer M. Dunn

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The Argonne National Laboratory carried out life cycle analysis of various pyrolysis pathways by expanding and employing the Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation Model. The fuel cycle energy use and greenhouse gases emissions from the pyrolysis pathways were compared to the baseline gasoline pathway, as well as alternative biofuel pathways, e.g., corn and cellulosic ethanol, cellulosic biomass to Fischer Tropsch Diesel, and soybean biodiesel, renewable diesel, and renewable gasoline. The life cycle results were significantly impacted by the source of hydrogen production for hydrotreatment and hydrocracking processes, and the handling of the biochar and other coproducts of the pyrolysis pathway. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 2011 AIChE Spring Meeting & 7th Global Congress on Process Safety (Chicago, IL 3/13-17/2011).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication11AIChE - 2011 AIChE Spring Meeting and 7th Global Congress on Process Safety, Conference Proceedings
PublisherAmerican Institute of Chemical Engineers
Pages1P
ISBN (Print)9780816910670
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011
Event2011 AIChE Spring Meeting and 7th Global Congress on Process Safety, 11AIChE - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Mar 13 2011Mar 17 2011

Publication series

Name11AIChE - 2011 AIChE Spring Meeting and 7th Global Congress on Process Safety, Conference Proceedings

Other

Other2011 AIChE Spring Meeting and 7th Global Congress on Process Safety, 11AIChE
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period3/13/113/17/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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