Preconditioning of Biomass through Fast Pyrolysis for Different Biofuels Applications: Outcomes of the Project Precond

F. Broust, G. Mauviel, A. Quignard, G. Boissonnet, A. Bensakhria, C. Bellot, M. Bourgogne, G. Martin & A.V. Bridgwater
This paper presents the main results of the French project PRECOND which aimed at evaluating the technical & economical viability of fast pyrolysis as biomass preconditioning route for the following utilizations: gasification and FT-synthesis into synthetic transport bio-fuels; petroleum co-refining into transport bio-fuels; combustion for CHP. First, the expected bio-oil specifications have been assessed according to the utilization. A bench scale fluidized bed, identified as the reference technology, was constructed and operated on different biomasses....