Techno-Economic Assessment of Production of Olefins via Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass (BioMTO process)

P. Haro, C. Reyes Valle, A.L. Villanueva Perales, P. Ollero, J. Caraballo, J.A. García Redondo & R. Arjona
This paper provides a first approach on changing the present olefin production via fossil fuels by using biomass instead. The BioMTO process is an interesting alternative concept, inside the biomass thermochemical conversion platform, which could be cost competitive in the medium term. Other biomass­to­olefins processes, included biochemical and thermochemical platforms, are briefly reviewed. A techno­economic assessment for the selected case (high ethylene production mode) is presented, which is subdivided into several sections, i.e. biomass pretreatment...