BIOCOUP: Co-Processing of Bio-Oils in Standard Refinery Units

Yrjö Solantausta

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference articleScientific


    Projected costs of the BIOCOUP reference production chain are used to study effects of process improvements. The results are used to guide experimental work. Of the various steps in the BIOCOUP reference chain, the HDO step is technically the least certain at the present time, e.g. long-term performance of catalyst is unknown. There is a considerable uncertainty related to overall cost of this step. The economic competitiveness of the BIOCOUP reference chain is favourably affected by the arrangement whereby hydrogen is supplied to the pyrolysis-oil upgrading plant from an adjacent petroleum refinery. Production of chemicals in the BIOCOUP chain is envisioned to have following functions: increased revenue, component groups having a negative effect to upgrading are removed prior to hydrotreatment lowering upgrading costs. The supervisory board of the project aims in focusing work during the remaining three years of the BIOCOUP an internal mid-term assessment is included alternatives for upgrading of bio-oils will be reviewed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    EventBioenergy Contractors Meeting - Brussels, Belgium
    Duration: 15 Oct 200816 Oct 2008


    ConferenceBioenergy Contractors Meeting


    • pyrolysis-oil


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