Accession Number:

ADA034359

Title:

Production of Hydrocarbon-Type Synthetic Fuel from Wood (Production d'un Combustible Synthetique de Type Hydrocarbure a Partir du Bois),

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO) DIV OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

As the world petroleum reserves become depleted considerable attention is being focussed on alternate sources of energy. In the short term, at least, the synthesis of hydrocarbon fuels similar in composition to present petroleum based fuels is the preferred choice for automotive use. Synthetic fuels of this type can be produced from coal, however the possibility of producing a similar fuel from wood has not been considered to any extent. A theoretical study of the production of fuels from wood via pyrolysis and the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis has therefore been made. The results of this study, as presented in this report, indicate that although technically feasible the production of such as fuel is financially and energy-wise uneconomical. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE