Overview of applications of biomass fast pyrolysis oil

Czernik, S. and Bridgwater, A.V. Overview of applications of biomass fast pyrolysis oil. Energy and Fuels, 18 (2), pp. 590-598.


Fast pyrolysis of biomass is one of the most recent renewable energy processes to have been introduced. It offers the advantages of a liquid product, bio-oil that can be readily stored and transported. Bio-oil is a renewable liquid fuel and can also be used for production of chemicals. Fast pyrolysis has now achieved a commercial success for production of chemicals and is being actively developed for producing liquid fuels. Bio-oils have been successfully tested in engines, turbines, and boilers, and have been upgraded to high-quality hydrocarbon fuels, although at a presently unacceptable energetic and financial cost. The paper critically reviews scientific and technical developments in applications of bio-oil to date and concludes with some suggestions for research and strategic developments.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/ef034067u
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Chemical engineering & applied chemistry
Engineering & Applied Sciences > European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI)
Aston University (General)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: biomass fast pyrolysis,oil,renewable energy,bio-oil,liquid fuels,Chemical Engineering(all),Energy Engineering and Power Technology,Fuel Technology


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