West Biofuels Fuel Ethanol and Value-Added Chemicals from Biomass Residues Project

Summary

SCH Number
2015118236
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
West Biofuels Fuel Ethanol and Value-Added Chemicals from Biomass Residues Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
11/19/2015

Document Description
The Project will fund designing and building both bench scale and lab scale mixed alcohol synthesis (MAS) catalyst systems to produce large chain alcohols inside the Woodland Biomass Research Center, home to a pre-commercial, pilot-scale, 1 MW thermal Fast Internally Circulating Fluidized Bed (FICFB) gasification system with a feed-rate capacity of 6 tons per day. These steps intend to validate a process to convert gasifier syngas from woody biomass residue to ethanol for blending with gasoline for transportation fuel.

Contact Information
Akasha Kaur Khalsa
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 657-4854

Location

Cities
Woodland
Counties
Yolo
Zip
95776
Other Information
14958 County Road 100B

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301
Reasons for Exemption
The project consists of minor alteration of existing facilities. The project includes designing and building a small, bench-scale mixed alcohol synthesis catalyst system to produce large chain alcohols inside the existing West Biofuels' Woodland Biomass Research Center, already home to a pre-commercial, pilot-scale, 1 MW thermal Fast Internally Circulating Fluidized Bed (FICFB) gasification system with a feed-rate capacity of 6 tons per day. No commercial volume of ethanol will be produced.

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