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Equipment Design and Cost Estimation for Small Modular Biomass Systems, Synthesis Gas Cleanup and Oxygen Separation Equipment. Task 9: Mixed Alcohols From Syngas State of Technology. Subcontract Report -May 2006.

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Table of Contents

i.

Introduction and Methodology

I

7

1.

Current Mixed Alcohol Technologies

1-1

8

1.1

Technology Description

1-1

8

1.2

Catalysts

1-2

9

1.3

Reactors

1-11

18

1.4

Technology Developers

1-12

19

1.5

Conclusions and Future Research Needs

1-15

22

2.

Sulfur Removal

2-1

24

2.1

Sulfur Removal Requirements and Options

2-1

24

2.2

Summary and Conclusions

2-5

28

3.

Technical and Economic Risks

3-1

29

3.1

Introduction

3-1

29

3.2

Technical Risk Analysis

3-2

30

3.3

Economic Risk Analysis

3-10

38

3.4

Summary and Conclusions

3-17

45