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Main Title Biomass and fossil fuel to methanol and carbon via the hydrocarb process : a potential new source of transportation and utility fuels microfiche /
Author Borgwardt, R. H. ; Steinberg, M. ; Grohse, E. W. ; Tung, Y.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Borgwardt, Robert H.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab. ;Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY. Dept. of Applied Science. ;Hydrocarb Corp., New York.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency :
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/D-91/054
Stock Number PB91-182675
Subjects Automobiles--Fuel ; Methanol as fuel ; Biomass as fuel ; Hydrocarbons
Additional Subjects Methyl alcohol ; Carbon ; Air pollution abatement ; Biomass ; Fossil fuels ; Alcohol fuels ; Cost effectiveness ; Alternative fuels ; Performance standards ; Fuel supplies ; Energy source development ; Hydrocarb process
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-182675 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 29 p. ; 28 cm.
The paper discusses the production of methanol and carbon from biomass and fossil fuels, utilizing the Hydrocarbon process. The process has the potential to minimize dependence on imported fuels for the transportation and utility sectors by increasing the yield and reducing the cost of methanol obtainable from domestic natural gas. This is accomplished by utilizing biomass as a co-feedstock in an energy-efficient, three-step conversion. An equally important product of the process is a carbon that is free of ash, sulfur, and nitrogen. The carbon can be used as a clean industrial and utility fuel to eliminate the pollution associated with the use of coal and reduce the cost of emission controls. The possibility of global climate change implies that CO2 emissions should be taken into account when assessing options for producing future alternative fuels. From this, as well as the other environmental standpoints, Hydrocarb offers advantages.
"PB91-182675." "EPA 600/D-91/054".