Biomass gasification to BTNX (benzene, toluene, naphthalene and xylene)

Client: DSM (Netherlands)/Anellotech (USA)

Objective: Integral process development and design of lignin gasification process into olefins and aromatics.

Scope of work: Development of process concept, design of biomass gasifier, catalyst recovery unit and downstream processing i.e. separation of light olefins, B,T,N and X; Process modelling and simulation, development and tuning of process mass and energy balance, process analysis for different scenarios of lignin conversion and product selectivity ; Process optimization studies, including energy efficiency and heat and process integration study (Pinch analysis) of the Gasification and Downstream processing units; Creating of BOD document, full scale economic feasibility study: CAPEX, OPEX and investment appraisals for several process alternatives.