Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis of Biomass

G. Yildiz, F. Ronsse, W. Prins, D. Assink, L. Gerritsen, R. Van Duren & Rosso-Vasič, M.
Fast pyrolysis is one of the techniques considered for the production of so called “second generation” biofuels and green chemicals. The produced “bio­oil” is just an intermediate which needs subsequent treatment like fractionation and/or isolation in combination with catalytic upgrading to the desired final products. The objective of this research is to investigate possible beneficial effects on the bio­oil quality of various catalysts applied inside the pyrolysis reactor in relationship with the applied process conditions....