Title: Affordable, Low-Carbon Diesel Fuel from Domestic Coal and Biomass
Publication Number: DOE/NETL-2009/1349
Publication Date: 01/2009
Publication Type: Report/Publication
Contact: Thomas J. Tarka
Program/Technology: Gasification
Hydrogen & Clean Fuels
Author: Peter C. Balash (NETL)
David Gray (Noblis)
Kenneth C. Kern (NETL)
Bryan Morreale (NETL)
Timothy J. Skone (NETL)
Thomas J. Tarka (NETL)
Maria C. Vargas (NETL)
Charles W. White (Noblis)
John G. Wimer (NETL)

This study evaluates the use of domestic resources to meet national objectives of energy security, economic sustainability, and the mitigation of global climate change. Specifically, feasibility of these objectives is reviewed relevant to the transportation sector's needs and the unconventional fuels by which this sector can operate. The findings of the report indictate that CTL fuel is compatible with our current fuel distribution infrastructure, can be used directly in existing diesel vehicles, and would be economically competitive with petroleum-derived diesel when the crude oil price (COP) is equal to or above $86 per barrel (bbl).

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