Fast pyrolysis of biomass for the production of liquids

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomass combustion science, technology and engineering
EditorsLasse Rosendahl
Place of PublicationCambridge (UK)
PublisherWoodhead
Pages130–171
Number of pages42
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-85709-743-9
ISBN (Print)978-0-85709-131-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

Publication series

NameWoodhead Publishing series in energy
PublisherWoodhead
ISSN (Print)2044-9364
ISSN (Electronic)2044-9372

Keywords

  • combined heat and power (CHP)
  • fast
  • gasification
  • haloclean
  • intermediate
  • pyroformer
  • pyrolysis
  • slow

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    • 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)

    Intermediate pyrolysis of biomass

    Hornung, A., Mar 2013, Biomass combustion science, technology and engineering. Rosendahl, L. (ed.). Cambridge (UK): Woodhead, p. 172-186 15 p. (Woodhead Publishing series in energy).

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  • Cite this

    Bridgwater, A. (2013). Fast pyrolysis of biomass for the production of liquids. In L. Rosendahl (Ed.), Biomass combustion science, technology and engineering (pp. 130–171). (Woodhead Publishing series in energy). Woodhead. https://doi.org/10.1533/9780857097439.2.172