Synthesized fuels are state of the art: Fischer-Tropsch, methanol and dimethyl ether (DME) syntheses are well-established methods by means of which several million tons of fuel are produced annually from black coal. Novel catalytic methods are available enabling production of large quantities of different kinds of environmentally compatible biofuels. Innovative approaches, for example single-stage DME synthesis prior to fuel synthesis, are implemented at the bioliq® pilot plant to reduce the length of processes and achieve a continuous increase in economic efficiency.
Fuel Synthesis: Institute for Catalysis Research and Technology (IKFT)
Fig. 1: Flow process chart of the fuel synthesis
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