PETCOKE & METHANOL—2 (Conclusion): How blending petcoke methanol into gasoline might work

07/04/2011
David NetzerConsulting Chemical EngineerHoustonChris WallsgroveBrinderson Engineers & ConstructorsCosta Mesa, Calif.This two-part series analyzes the economics of producing 50,000 b/d of methanol for gasoline blending from petroleum coke (petcoke) and examines some aspects of using methanol-gasoline blends for motor fuel. Corn-based ethanol-gasoline (10 vol % blend) serves as a reference case.Part 1 (OGJ, June 6, 2011, p. 114) presented the production flow scheme we have developed and discusses utilities requirements and basic process parameters.This concluding article presents some of the issues in using methanol blended with gasoline to fuel cars and light trucks, as perhaps an M-10...
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