Techno-Economic Analysis of Bioconversion of Methane into Biofuel and Biochemical (Poster)

Qiang Fei

Research output: NRELPoster


In light of the relatively low price of natural gas and increasing demands of liquid transportation fuels and high-value chemicals, attention has begun to turn to novel biocatalyst for conversion of methane (CH4) into biofuels and biochemicals [1]. A techno-economic analysis (TEA) was performed for an integrated biorefinery process using biological conversion of methane, such as carbon yield,process efficiency, productivity (both lipid and acid), natural gas and other raw material prices, etc. This analysis is aimed to identify research challenges as well provide guidance for technology development.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NamePresented at the BioProcess International Conference & Exhibition, 20-24 October 2014, Boston, Massachusetts

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PO-5100-62956


  • biofuels
  • carbon yield
  • high-value chemicals
  • liquid transportation fuel
  • methane
  • methane conversion


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