Thermochemical Conversion - Biorefinery Integration
Once the syngas produced from the gasification step is "clean", it is then conditioned to adjust the ratio of carbon monoxide and hydrogen. Cleaned and conditioned syngas can then be converted to a variety of fuels or chemical products by catalytic synthesis.
The syngas conversion step in thermochemical processes are exothermic and Integrated Biorefineries can maximize their power efficiency by recovering heat.
Fuels can be produced from bio-oils using processes similar to a petroleum refinery, including hydrotreating and hydrocracking to create green gasoline, an alternative to alcohol-based ethanol fuels.