Air Liquide, KIT complete second stage second generation biofuels pilot unit

Air Liquide, KIT complete second stage of second generation biofuels pilot unit

6:14 AM, 8th March 2013
Air Liquide, KIT complete second stage of second generation biofuels pilot unit

PARIS, FRANCE: Air Liquide, in a joint project with the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) in Germany, has successfully completed the second stage of a second generation biofuels pilot unit at Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe. This pilot unit will demonstrate the viability of the 4-stage bioliq process, which produces second generation biofuels from the non-edible portion of plants (straw, wood, other plant matter).

It is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Nutrition, Agriculture and Consumer Protection under the programme for renewable biological resources. After a successful completion of the first stage of the pilot plant in 2007, this bioliq II unit will enable the transformation of the bioliqsynCrude generated from straw into synthesis gas. The bioliq process enables the production of 1 liter of diesel from 7 kg of straw.

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