Assessment of the WTT Energy and CO2 Impacts of Different BtL-Naphtha Upgrading Scenarios

E. Heracleous & A.A. Lappas
Although the light by­product of FT­synthesis is not a suitable fuel for conventional engines, BtL­naphtha has the potential to become the best suited fuel for future power­trains like CCS and HCCI (Combined combustion system CCS and Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition, HCCI), being even more efficient and having less emissions. Preliminary tests however indicated that further upgrading of the naphtha fraction is needed for optimized engine performance. The present work reports the environmental assessment of the...