Clear and in-depth research and analysis on biofuels, sustainable aviation fuels and renewables.
Scientist and Independent Researcher.
Specialist in Biofuels, Bioenergy and Renewable energy.
Expert in biojet fuels (sustainable aviation fuels).
Biojet fuel technologies – Gasification with Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (Part I)
Gasification with Fischer-Tropsch (FT) synthesis was the first technology pathway that received ASTM certification for the production of biojet fuel in 2009. As yet, there is still no commercial production of biojet fuels using this technology and here we analyze the technology and the reason why progress has been delayed. FT technology is not new and was developed in Germany during WWII to produce fuel from coal. The original technology was further developed and optimized by Sasol in South Africa who produces a large portion of the country’s transportation fuel from coal. Part of the reason...
Susan van Dyk has a PhD in Biochemistry and a master’s degree in law with fifteen years’ experience in biofuels research. Her focus over the last six years has been on drop-in biofuels with an emphasis on biofuels for aviation.