Fast pyrolysis based bio-refineries

Tony Bridgwater*

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A biorefinery can be considered as the optimized performance of the use of biomass for materials, chemicals, and energy applications. Co-production of energy products or chemicals results from the requirement to dispose of wastes or byproducts in a satisfactory way. Fast pyrolysis of biomass as the core of a system to optimize the use of biomass was presented. The characteristics and advantages of pyrolysis forming the core of a biorefinery and some scenarios in which the unique features of fast pyrolysis can be effectively exploited were described. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the ACS Fuel Chemistry Meeting (Washington, DC Fall 2005).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)723
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Division of Fuel Chemistry: Preprints of Symposia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
EventACS Fuel Chemistry Meeting, Fall 2005 - Washington, D.C., United States
Duration: 1 Aug 20051 Aug 2005


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