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

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 […]

May 27, 2014 More

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

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 […]

May 8, 2014 More

USDA researchers simplify pyrolysis process

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. […]

April 17, 2014 More

Empyro BV begins construction of pyrolysis oil production plant

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 […]

February 10, 2014 More

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

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 […]

November 11, 2013 More

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

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 […]

July 11, 2013 More

BTG showcases new pyrolysis process for renewable diesel

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 […]

June 17, 2013 More

Johnson Matthey, NREL agree on 5-year, $7M effort on pyrolysis

In Colorado, Johnson Matthey and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory announced a five-year, $7 million effort to economically produce drop-in gasoline, diesel and jet fuel from non-food biomass feedstocks. The goal is to improve vapor phase upgrading during the biomass pyrolysis process in order to lower costs and speed production of lignocellulose-based fuels – a […]

December 17, 2012 More

DOE announces $12M funding opportunity for bio-oil, pyrolysis R&D

In Washington, the US Department of Energy announced up to $12 million for up to five R&D projects that will improve the carbon, hydrogen, and separation efficiencies in bio-oil production and upgrade processes. The aim of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (DE-FOA-0000812) is also to boost biofuel yields from non-food-based lignocellulosic feedstocks such as agricultural residue, […]

December 17, 2012 More

RTI begins construction on facility to replace petroleum with pine tree pyrolysis oil

In North Carolina, RTI International has started construction on its new 3,000-square-foot energy technology development facility at its main campus in Research Triangle Park. The project is possible thanks to a $7.1 million research grant from the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The […]

October 16, 2012 More