Second Generation Biodiesel Via Fischer-Tropsch Syntesis: Biodie2 Research Project and Preliminary Tests

G. Cavalaglio, B. Castellani, L. Brinchi, S. Rinaldi & M. Filipponi
The research project "BIODIE2 ¬Technologies for second generation biodiesel production from ligno¬cellulosic biomass", sponsored by Italian Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry, aims at developing an experimental prototype for biomass gasification and Fischer¬Tropsch synthesis for biodiesel production. During the research project several typologies of solid residual and dedicated biomass will be tested. The paper focuses on Fischer¬Tropsch reactor design and building. The chosen layout, the monitoring system, the safety system, the structure of the reactor, the...