Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Technical Review
    Vol. 53 No. 4 (2016)   New Products & Technologies
    Technical Papers

    Development of Jet Fuel Production System from Woody Biomass

    Takashi Yamamoto,
    Atsushi Fujii,
    Masashi Hishida,
    Katsuhiko Shinoda

    BTL (Biomass to Liquid) is a technology for synthesizing biomass into liquid fuel that has been attracting attention as a method to produce clean and environmentally-friendly fuel. Through this research and development, a partial oxidation-type entrained bed biomass gasifier suitable for scaling up for future mass production was developed. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) also implemented integration test of a biomass gasification and FT (Fischer-Tropsch) synthesis that actually combined the developed biomass gasifier with a highly selective Anti-ASF-type FT synthesis catalyst/process to verify the realizability of a system for producing bio jet fuel from various types of woody biomass.