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ORNL study looks at impacts of pyrolysis bio-oil on elastomers

ORNL study looks at impacts of pyrolysis bio-oil on elastomers

October 31, 2016 |

In Tennessee, researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have published a study in the American Chemical Society’s Energy Fuels journal evaluating the compatibility of neat bio-oil produced from fast pyrolysis with six elastomer types, two fluorocarbons, six acrylonitrile butadiene rubbers (NBRs), and one type each of fluorosilicone, silicone, styrene butadiene rubber (SBR), polyurethane, and neoprene. […]

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Plastics & Microwave Pyrolysis

Plastics & Microwave Pyrolysis

October 17, 2016 |

By Dr. Elham Khaghami, Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to The Digest Energy is fundamental to economy and survival in today’s social activity. Clearly the search of alternative energy sources would have a high priority. Therefore, minimizing the quantity of waste being generated from the source energy such as recycling could be a potential remedy in […]

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Lee Enterprises Consulting Adds 5 in Biogas, Hazardous Waste, Plastics, Microwave Energy, Catalytic Pyrolysis and Anaerobic Digestion

Lee Enterprises Consulting Adds 5 in Biogas, Hazardous Waste, Plastics, Microwave Energy, Catalytic Pyrolysis and Anaerobic Digestion

May 22, 2016 |

In Arkansas, Lee Enterprises Consulting has added Dr. Lorenz Bauer, Dr. Elham Khaghani, John Forcier, P.E., and John Diecker, P.E., to its team of experts.  The consulting group has over 75 experts in its biodiesel, ethanol, emerging technologies, biomass power, and business & finance sections. Bauer had 26 years’ experience at UOP, the premier licensor […]

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USDA ARS researchers get tail-gas reactive pyrolysis to farm scale

USDA ARS researchers get tail-gas reactive pyrolysis to farm scale

May 5, 2016 |

In Pennsylvania, researchers with the USDA’s ARS Sustainable Biofuels and Coproducts Unit at the Eastern Regional Research Center in Wyndmoor have made substantial progress in developing an on-farm scale mobile pyrolysis unit to produce bio-oil from agricultural wastes that can then be used for machinery such as tractors. The “tail-gas reactive pyrolysis” or TGRP uses […]

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Luleå University of Technology produces pyrolysis bio-oil through co-gasification

Luleå University of Technology produces pyrolysis bio-oil through co-gasification

December 30, 2015 |

In Sweden, Luleå University of Technology is the first in the world to produce renewable fuels from pyrolysis bio-oil in its facility LTU Green Fuels. By co-gasification with black liquor, a renewable fuel is produced. In late October the first truck load of pyrolysis oil came to the LTU Green Fuels plant in Piteå. It […]

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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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