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SCW process for conversion of biomass and biomass wastes aqueous waste streams

The conversion of wet biomass and waste streams in supercritical water is a rather novel approach. The main products aimed for are hydrogen, methane (SNG), or mixtures thereof. Market conditions will determine the most likely product (at different times).
A continuous pilot-plant - one of the few world-wide is operated successfully with model components, and some real waste streams like rme-waste glycerine. For more complicated feedstocks (high lignin and/or high ash) a smaller bench scale unit is operated.

The first demonstration unit is expected for relative easy feedstocks like RME glycerin or possibly vinasse ethanol waste. RME glycerin is the preferred feedstock as it seems to become an increasing problem in Europe.

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BIOMASS TECHNOLOGY GROUP BV
Pantheon 12
7521 PR ENSCHEDE
Netherlands
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