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Methanol from wood waste : a technical and economic studyAuthor(s): A. E. Hokanson; R. M. Rowell
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-12. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 21 p.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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DescriptionA methanol-from-wood waste facility having a capacity of 50 million gallons per year requires 1,500 ovendry tons (ODT) of wood waste per day. The yield of methanol from wood is about 38 percent, or about 100 gallons per ODT of wood. This yield is based on all process energy required coming from the wood waste. At a wood waste cost of $15/ODT, the selling price of methanol is estimated at $0.77/gal; at $34/ODT, the selling price is $0.96/gal.
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CitationHokanson, A. E.; Rowell, R. M. 1977. Methanol from wood waste : a technical and economic study. Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-12. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 21 p.
KeywordsGasification, methanol, synthesis, feasibility studies, economics, energy, wood waste utilization
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