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The Pyromaniax, Class of 2015: The Top 10 Pyrolysis projects in renewable fuels

The Pyromaniax, Class of 2015: The Top 10 Pyrolysis projects in renewable fuels

August 3, 2015 |

It’s been around for a generation or so — fast pyrolysis, that is. Though in the original low-tech incarnation — known as “cooking fire” — pyrolysis has been around since the dawn of man. But the numbers have never been so close to commercial, even in these days of low fossil fuel energy prices. Who’s in […]

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Battelle makes commercially viable transportation fuels from biomass pyrolysis

Battelle makes commercially viable transportation fuels from biomass pyrolysis

May 7, 2015 |

In Ohio, Battelle recently succeeded at the United States Department of Energy (DOE) challenge of making commercially viable transportation fuels from biomass pyrolysis. Scientists and engineers at Battelle demonstrated the durability of a continuous hydrotreatment process that converts bio oil from biomass pyrolysis into transportation and aviation fuels. The DOE’s specific challenge was to demonstrate at least […]

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New study highlights fast pyrolysis bio-oil yields of 17-27% from cellulosic feedstocks

New study highlights fast pyrolysis bio-oil yields of 17-27% from cellulosic feedstocks

April 26, 2015 |

In Washington state, a new study released in the journal Energy & Fuels is providing the first, fully integrated assessment of common feedstocks from the field to refinery-ready crude fuel, based on hydrotreatment or fast pyrolysis. The assessment capture valuable feedstock performance data (yields) during each step throughout the process, and examined six different pure […]

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Empyro breaks ground on biomass pyrolysis oil production plant in The Netherlands

Empyro breaks ground on biomass pyrolysis oil production plant in The Netherlands

May 27, 2014 |

In The Netherlands, Theo Rietkerk (Representative Economy, Energy and Innovation of the Province of Overijssel) has placed a foundation pillar to mark the start of construction of the Empyro pyrolysis oil production plant, located at the AkzoNobel site in Hengelo (The Netherlands). Construction will be complete by the end of 2014, and the project developers […]

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Return of the Pyromaniax: Proton Power and its hydrous pyrolysis process for super low-cost hydrogen

Return of the Pyromaniax: Proton Power and its hydrous pyrolysis process for super low-cost hydrogen

May 8, 2014 |

A new wonder technology to behold: über low-cost hydrous pyrolysis for power and fuels. What’s up at the front lines with the pyro kings? A few weeks ago, in our continuing coverage of recent advances in cheap, affordable biobased hydrogen — meaning sub-$2 per kilo hydrogen gas — enough to light up the economics of […]

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USDA researchers simplify pyrolysis process

USDA researchers simplify pyrolysis process

April 17, 2014 |

In Pennsylvania, innovations at the USDA are bringing researchers one step closer to developing “green” biofuel production systems farmers can use to meet on-farm energy needs, or to produce renewable fuels for commercial markets. The researchers modified the standard pyrolysis process by gradually replacing nitrogen gas in the processing chamber with the gases produced during pyrolysis. […]

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Empyro BV begins construction of pyrolysis oil production plant

Empyro BV begins construction of pyrolysis oil production plant

February 10, 2014 |

In the Netherlands, Empyro BV has begun construction of its pyrolysis oil production plant at the AkzoNobel site and expects construction to be completed by the end of the year. Full capacity for the facility will be 20 million litres of pyrolysis oil per year. Investments for design and construction of the Empyro plant come […]

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Is it the future of fuel? New Battelle mobile pyrolysis unit nets 130 gallons of bio-oil per ton

Is it the future of fuel? New Battelle mobile pyrolysis unit nets 130 gallons of bio-oil per ton

November 11, 2013 |

If you can’t afford to bring the biomass to the refinery, why not bring the refinery to the biomass? A new, farm-scale mobile pyrolysis may travel by 18-wheeler — munching feedstock, making fuels. In Ohio, Battelle engineers and scientists have developed a mobile device that transforms residues such as wood chips or agricultural waste into […]

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ARS Scientists Develop Improved System to lower oxygen levels in pyrolysis-based biofuels, without catalysts

ARS Scientists Develop Improved System to lower oxygen levels in pyrolysis-based biofuels, without catalysts

July 11, 2013 |

In Pennsylvania, ARS chemist Charles Mullen, lead scientist Akwasi Boateng, and mechanical engineer Neil Goldberg recently filed a patent application for a new system that removes much of the oxygen from bio-oils without introducing catalysts. The three scientists work at the ARS Eastern Regional Research Center in Wyndmoor, Pa. The team conducted their small pilot-scale […]

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BTG showcases new pyrolysis process for renewable diesel

BTG showcases new pyrolysis process for renewable diesel

June 17, 2013 |

In the Netherlands, BTG announced that it has developed a process to produce a renewable diesel from second-generation biomass. Henk Kamp, the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, took a ride in BTG’s 4-wheel drive vehicle, traveling on wood-based pyrolysis-diesel during a visit to Enschede on last week. This program is financed by the private sector […]

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