Publication: Research - peer-review › Article in proceedings – Annual report year: 2009
A model of a DME fuel production plant was designed and analyzed in Aspen Plus. The plant produces DME by catalytic conversion of a syngas generated by gasification of torrefied woody biomass. Torrefication is a mild pyrolysis process that takes place at 200-300°C. Torrefied biomass has properties similar to coal, which enables the use of commercially available coal gasification processing equipment. The DME plant model is integrated with a steam cycle that utilizes waste heat from the plant and covers the on-site electricity consumption. The plant model predicts a fuel production efficiency of 67 % (LHV) from torrefied biomass to DME and 70 % (LHV) if the exported electricity is included. When accounting for raw, untreated biomass, the efficiency for DME production is reduced to about 60 %.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of SIMS 50 : Modeling of Energy Technology|
|State||Published - 2009|
|Event||50th International Conference of Scandinavian Simulation Society - Fredericia, Denmark|
|Conference||50th International Conference of Scandinavian Simulation Society|
|Period||07/10/2009 → 08/10/2009|
- syngas, DME, CO2 capture, dimethyl ether, biorefinery, biofuel, torrefication, gasification
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