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A detailed review of the science and technology of fast pyrolysis and related processes has been carried out covering the basic scientific principles of fast pyrolysis for producing liquids; their application to working processes with identification of the main problems; a description of the more commercially and technically advanced of these processes; and opportunities for chemicals recovery and upgrading of vapours and liquids to more valuable chemicals and transport fuels. The contribution that has been made to the development of a Biomass Information System is described and copies of specimen data are included. Finally the conclusions summarise the current status and opportunities for each of the areas described.

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Authors: BRIDGWATER A, University of Aston, Energy Research Group, Birmingham (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16863 EN (1996) 186pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from the FAIR Programme Office, European Commission, DG XII, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-7207-1
Record Number: 199611003 / Last updated on: 1996-09-30
Original language: en
Available languages: en