Preliminary Investigation of Pyrolysis Oil Upgrading Via Emulsification with Biodiesel

D. Chiaramonti, A.M. Rizzo, N. Peruzzi, M. Bonini, E. Fratini & P. Baglioni
Fast pyrolysis of biomass is a thermochemical process for producing fuels and chemicals from renewable sources that gained the attention of the scientific community during the last decades. Significant progress has been made in the last years towards the lack of availability and consistency of bio­oil; nevertheless, the chemico­physical properties of crude bio­oil such as low pH, high viscosity, and immiscibility with diesel fuel still do not easily allow its direct use in power and...