Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Fall 2011


Tugrul Daim

Course Title

Technology Assessment and Acquisition

Course Number

ETM 531/631


The use of biomass to generate heat, energy, and petroleum substitutes such as bio-oil or biocrude have showed much promise as a tool for reducing our reliance on imported oil and reducing the world’s total carbon output through carbon recycling. This paper is a technology assessment of biomass conversion technologies used at a hypothetical organization Green Tech. This paper outlines the steps on how Green Tech went from defining a problem to performing a gap analysis, defining requirements, identifying selection criteria and finally performing a cost-benefit analysis on three biomass conversion technologies.


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