Challenges and opportunities in fast pyrolysis of biomass:Part I


Fast pyrolysis for liquids has been developed in recent decades as a fast and flexible method to provide high yields of liquid products. An overview of this promising field is given, with a comprehensive introduction as well as a practical guide to those thinking of applying fast pyrolysis liquids (bio-oil) in various applications. It updates the literature with recent developments that have occurred since the reviews cited herein. Part I contains an introduction to the background, science, feedstocks, technology and products available for fast pyrolysis. Part II will detail some of the promising applications as well as pre-treatment and bio-oil upgrading options. The applications include use of bio-oil as an energy carrier, precursor to second generation biofuels, as part of a biorefinery concept and upgrading to fuels and chemicals.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI)
Additional Information: © 2018 Johnson Matthey. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. This is a revised and updated version of an original text published by Taylor and Francis (37) Reproduced with permission from Taylor and Francis Group LLC Books.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Process Chemistry and Technology,Metals and Alloys,Electrochemistry
Publication ISSN: 2056-5135
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2018-01-01
Accepted Date: 2018-01-01
Authors: Bridgwater, Tony (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-7362-6205)

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