Wood-to-Fuel for California's Transportation Sector using Autothermal Pyrolysis - REVISED

Summary

SCH Number
2020080332
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Wood-to-Fuel for California's Transportation Sector using Autothermal Pyrolysis - REVISED
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
8/20/2020
Project Applicant
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC

Document Description
The purpose of this project is to adapt an innovative autothermal (AT-PI) pyrolysis technology used to convert corn stover to bio-oil, to instead use wood residues and scale this technology up to a commercially relevant size using a modular approach. This research will include the installation of a modular unit at Sierra Pacific Industries existing facility where on-site biomass will be used in a pilot scale system to produce bio-oil and validate the operation of the unit.

Contact Information
Mei Chang
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 327-2216

Location

Cities
El Dorado
Counties
El Dorado
Other Location Info
2000 Wetsel-Oviatt Road, El Dorado, 95762-5720

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Cal. Code Regs., tit 14, § 15301 -- Cal. Code Regs., tit 14, § 15303
Reasons for Exemption
This project includes (1) developing a complete engineering and design package for a 50 tons-per-day autothermal pyrolysis Modular Energy Production System; and, (2) manufacturing the modules for the system and preparing them for shipment and installation at the site. The system will be designed in a modular fashion, consisting of approximately 4 trailer sized modules. The equipment constructed off-site and installed temporarily at an existing facility; none of the equipment will remain on site after the conclusion of the operational period, and the site will be returned to its prior use. See NOE for full details.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020080332_Wood-to-Fuel for California's Transportation Sector using Autothermal Pyrolysis   PDF 273 K

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