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    Author(s): A. E. Hokanson; R. M. Rowell
    Date: 1977
    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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    Description

    A 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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    Citation

    Hokanson, 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.

    Keywords

    Gasification, methanol, synthesis, feasibility studies, economics, energy, wood waste utilization

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