Thompson, Robert W.
Wood–To–Oil project was an Interactive Qualifying project done by students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute to assess the impact of KiOR Inc.’s Wood Pyrolysis process in the transportation sector to reduce the United States’ dependency on oil and to reduce the price of gasoline. Students calculated the ideal oil production for KiOR based on Wood pyrolysis estimation figures and compared it to U.S. consumption of petroleum in the transportation sector. As comparisons, other alternative means of solving the oil problem in the U.S., such as Hydrogen, Natural Gas, Electricity and Biomass, were researched. Other biomass companies were also used to compare KiOR’s process and its output claims.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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