Fast pyrolysis of biomass for the production of liquids

Bridgwater, A. (2013). Fast pyrolysis of biomass for the production of liquids. IN: Biomass combustion science, technology and engineering. Rosendahl, Lasse (ed.) Woodhead Publishing series in energy . Cambridge (UK): Woodhead.


This chapter examines the fast pyrolysis of biomass to produce liquids for use as fuels and chemicals. The technology for fast pyrolysis is described and the characteristics of the main product bio-oil. This primary liquid is characterised by the many properties that affect its use. These properties have caused increasingly extensive research to be undertaken to address properties that need modification and this area is reviewed in terms of physical, catalytic and chemical upgrading. Of particular note is the increasing diversity of upgrading methods. © 2013 Woodhead Publishing Limited All rights reserved.

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Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Chemical engineering & applied chemistry
Engineering & Applied Sciences > European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: combined heat and power (CHP),fast,gasification,haloclean,intermediate,pyroformer,pyrolysis,slow,Energy(all)
Published Date: 2013-03


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