The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) has been awarded a $906,000 contract from the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. (CCAT) to develop alternative liquid fuels for U.S. military applications.
EERC says it will demonstrate gasification-based technologies for converting non-petroleum feedstocks such as coal and biomass into liquid fuels. The center will use its transport reactor development unit and bench-scale entrained-flow gasifier systems to evaluate the impact of fuel quality and operating conditions on synthetic gas composition, gas cleanup, system performance, overall process efficiency and CO2 emissions.
‘CCAT is excited about the potential impact this testing may have on the coal/biomass-to-liquids industry,’ says Dr. Tom Maloney, CCAT's director of technology and research application. ‘This team's work is important to support the development of alternative liquid fuel options for the U.S. military, and we look forward to doing additional testing at the EERC.’