Title: Balancing Climate Change, Energy Security, and Economic Sustainability: A Life Cycle Comparison of Diesel Fuel from Crude Oil and Domestic Coal and Biomass Resources
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Publication Date: 04/2009
Publication Type: Brief
Contact: Chris Nichols
Program/Technology: Climate Change
Oil & Natural Gas
Hydrogen & Clean Fuels
Author: Kristin Gerdes (NETL)
Timothy J. Skone (NETL)
Thomas J. Tarka (NETL)
John G. Wimer (NETL)

Brief 4-page summary of the near-term benefits of co-gasifying U.S. coal and biomass resources to produce FT diesel; a domestic transportation fuel. The paper summarizes the climate change, energy security, and economic benefits when compared to conventional diesel fuel production from domestic and imported crude oil.

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