Valorisation of Low Grade Biomass by Using Low Temperature Pyrolysis

M. Halwachs, G. Kampichler, S. Kern & H. Hofbauer
Externally heated rotary kiln pyrolysis reactor is used as a new process technology for the conversion of biomass into useful primary energy products. A 3 MW pyrolysis pilot plant is being operated for a period of two years using agricultural residues. Several analytical methods are applied to provide an insight into the complex process of pyrolysis. Fundamentals for an advanced pyrolysis model approach will be obtained by the results of the pilot plant.