University of Illinois use HTL to produce fuel from wet biowaste

December 19, 2018 |

In Illinois, University of Illinois researchers report they can convert wet biowaste, such as swine manure and food scraps, into a fuel that can be blended with diesel and that shares diesel’s combustion efficiency and emissions profile.

The researchers report the findings in the journal Nature Sustainability. Hydrothermal liquification is a potential solution to this problem because it uses water as the reaction medium and converts even nonlipid (nonfatty) biowaste components into biocrude oil that can be further processed into engine fuels, the researchers report.

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