Green Refinery Feed via Catalytic Flash Pyrolysis of Biomass

A. Imran, G. Brem, E.A. Bramer & K. Seshan
Flash pyrolysis is a promising route for thermo­chemical conversion of wood, agricultural waste or biomass in general, yielding a bio­oil that can be a potential substitute for transportation fuels. However, the bio­oil obtained from conventional flash pyrolysis has low quality and needs expensive up­gradation before it can be used as a transportation fuel. Research on catalytic after­treatment of the bio­oil has not shown any promising results because of fast de­activation of the catalyst. In this...