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.
Run timePart I – Professor at Aalborg University Lasse Rosendahl on emerging technologies within renewables:00:01:23 Hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL)00:04:26 Advanced process options00:08:26 Corrosion counter measures00:09:36 Biocrude quality00:15:32 Upgrading to transport fuels00:18:10 High oxygen content and contaminants00:20:45 Demo units and commercialization00:25:52 How the business case looks00:27:37 Greenhouse gas savings00:29:39 Recommendations to potential biocrude producers00:32:09 Hot topics in HTL00:34:04 Jet and bunker fuels Part II – Sylvain and Mikala discuss:00:36:44 Handling biomass00:38:20 Future of biomass treatment00:40:17 Is HTL ready for RED II directive?