Project

Production of clean fuels and chemicals by fast pyrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass

Duration
01 January 2012 → 26 August 2017
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Automotive engineering
    • Catalysis and reacting systems engineering
    • Chemical product design and formulation
    • General chemical and biochemical engineering
    • Process engineering
    • Separation and membrane technologies
    • Transport phenomena
    • Other (bio)chemical engineering
    • Other materials engineering
Keywords
sustainable chemical processes biomass conversion clean fuels and chemicals
 
Project description

Depleting oil reserves, concerns about global warming and increasing energy

demands are driving the investigation of lignocellulosic biomass as a

renewable and cleaner alternative to fossil resources. For renewable

production of fuels and chemicals it is necessary to understand the relations

between biomass composition, fast pyrolysis conditions and the composition of

the targeted bio-oil.