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Catalyst development for catalytic biomass flash pyrolysis producing promissing liquid bio-fuels (BIOCAT)

Objective

Biomass flash pyrolysis is the most promising process for the production of renewable liquid fuels. Large-scale applications are not foreseen shortly, because of the high upgrading costs of the liquids to reduce major problems (e.g. polymerisation, high viscosity) for their effective handling and processing as a renewable fuel. Catalytic biomass flash pyrolysis (CBFP) is a promising and economical process combining pyrolysis and catalytic upgrading in the same reactor. Commercial catalysts were found inappropriate for CBFP leading to high water and coke yields. Development of tailored catalysts for CBFP within this project will substantially improve the liquids fuel quality (less water; higher heating values; increased content of hydrocarbons and valuable chemicals, ~30 wt % each) and facilitate their effective introduction to the EU energy balance.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS
Address
Charilaou 6Th Km - Thermi Road
57001 Thermi
Greece

Participants (6)

BIOMASS TECHNOLOGY GROUP BV
Netherlands
Address
Pantheon 12
7521 PR Enschede
CHIMAR HELLAS S.A
Greece
Address
Sofouli, 88
55131 Kalamaria/thessalonki
DECHEMA GESELLSCHAFT FUER CHEMISCHE TECHNIK UND BIOTECHNOLOGIE E.V.
Germany
Address
Theodor-heuss-allee 25
60486 Frankfurt Am-main
FOUNDATION FOR TECHNICAL AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AT THE NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Norway
Address
Forskningsveien 1
0314 Oslo
GRACE GMBH & CO KG
Germany
Address
In Der Hollerhecke 1
Worms
ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Sweden
Address
Teknikringen 42
100 44 Stockholm