What if…you could add full feedstock flexibility to your refinery?
Topsoe’s Sylvain talks with Professor at Aalborg University Lasse Rosendahl, who is looking into the potential of biomass for producing on-spec fuel for transportation. Lasse currently heads a team of 15 people, experimenting with hydrothermal liquefaction to convert organic material into what he calls ‘an oil-like substance’. After the discussion, Sylvain and Mikala share their views on the technologies and discuss realistic timeframes for their commercialization.
Part I – Professor at Aalborg University Lasse Rosendahl on emerging technologies within renewables:
00:01:23 Hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL)
00:04:26 Advanced process options
00:08:26 Corrosion counter measures
00:09:36 Biocrude quality
00:15:32 Upgrading to transport fuels
00:18:10 High oxygen content and contaminants
00:20:45 Demo units and commercialization
00:25:52 How the business case looks
00:27:37 Greenhouse gas savings
00:29:39 Recommendations to potential biocrude producers
00:32:09 Hot topics in HTL
00:34:04 Jet and bunker fuels
Part II – Sylvain and Mikala discuss:
00:36:44 Handling biomass
00:38:20 Future of biomass treatment
00:40:17 Is HTL ready for RED II directive?