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This book includes a general overview of the programme on biomass thermal processing, together with progress reports on current and recent European projects funded by the JOULE programme. These are arranged according to process type, with sections on pyrolysis, gasification, upgrading and utilisation, testing, slurries and environment, liquefaction, and technoeconomics and modelling. Previously developed flash pyrolysis processes are now available commercially and new pyrolysis technologies are being developed in Belgium, Greece, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the UK. Modelling of the underlying thermal process is being carried out in Italy. Catalytic upgrading is still at an early stage of development with laboratory research being carried out in France, Finland, Germany and Greece. The technoeconomics of bio-oil and liquid fuel production are important for eventual commercial exploitation and are currently being studied in the UK.

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Authors: GRASSI G, European Commission, Bruxelles (BE);BRIDGWATER A V (EDITORS), University of Aston, Birmingham (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15389 EN (1994) 240 pp., FS, ECU 28
Availability: (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-7104-6
Record Number: 199510509 / Last updated on: 1995-04-11
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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