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This paper describes the procedure for placing on the EU market a new chemical substance. It is designed, in the framework of the EHS PyNe subject group, as a guideline for fast pyrolysis independent producers who wish to produce and sell fast pyrolysis oil as a fuel. Bio-oils contain hundreds of chemicals and their composition depends on the operating conditions and feedstock. The European regulations concerning potentially toxic or toxic products require that all new substances must be notified by the producer (or importer) before being marketed in Europe. Different levels of information have to be supplied, depending on the production quantity. For more than 1 tonne/year/producer, complete toxicological and eco-toxicological data are required. For between 1 tonne and 100 kg/year/producer, results on acute toxicology and mutagenic effects are required.

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Authors: GIRARD P, CIRAD-Forêt, Montpellier (FR);DIEZ C, CIRAD-Forêt, Montpellier (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: A chapter in "Fast Pyrolysis of Biomass: a handbook, Volume 2", CPL Press, 2002, pp.69-86. 95 pounds sterling
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ISBN: ISBN: 1-872691-47-1
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