Tag: pyrolysis

Scientists develop pilot scale pyrolysis tech for producing biofuel from wastes

Scientists develop pilot scale pyrolysis tech for producing biofuel from wastes

July 12, 2020 |

In India, The Daily Pioneer reports that scientists from Odia and Sardar Patel Renewable Energy Research Institute designed and developed a new pyrolysis plant to produce biofuels from saw-dust and agro residues. A team led by Odia Scientist Dr. Karmee has demonstrated that biomass can be successfully converted into biofuels using both batch and pilot […]

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Pyrolysis Party and who’s the pilot steering the ship? BTG and GoodFuels to invest in world’s 1st marine biofuel refinery based on pyrolysis oil

Pyrolysis Party and who’s the pilot steering the ship? BTG and GoodFuels to invest in world’s 1st marine biofuel refinery based on pyrolysis oil

November 17, 2019 |

There’s a party on the water and BTG and GoodFuels are the ship’s pilots steering the way to sustainable biofuel. In the Netherlands, BTG and GoodFuels are preparing for major investment in a new biorefinery to support shipping’s low carbon fuels demands. Biomass technology group BTG will set up a new company that can convert […]

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Researching cleaner, more efficient bioenergy production using neutrons

Researching cleaner, more efficient bioenergy production using neutrons

January 13, 2019 |

In Tennessee, the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers are studying approaches to cleaner energy conversion of biomass. Using neutron scattering at ORNL, they are investigating how biomasses degrade as they are exposed to extreme temperatures. Insights from their experiments could also point to possible applications for the byproducts of bioenergy production. “A […]

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Russian researchers find way for pyrolysis to heat itself

Russian researchers find way for pyrolysis to heat itself

October 1, 2018 |

In Russia, pyrolysis can be organized automatically for heat generation out of the most common type of biomass such as peat and straw. That is, it is sufficient to heat biomass to a certain temperature and then the process proceeds in the autothermal mode due to its own heat release. This technology was studied by […]

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Biomass Pyrolysis Comes of Age

Biomass Pyrolysis Comes of Age

June 8, 2017 |

By Lorenz Bauer, Ph.D., Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc. Special to The Digest After many years of development biomass pyrolysis is finally maturing as a commercial technology. Pyrolysis is not incineration. The goal is to use heat in the absence of oxygen to convert the biomass to a more useful form while preserving as much of […]

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The King of Biofuels: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to pyrolysis’ progress and prospects, Pt 2

The King of Biofuels: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to pyrolysis’ progress and prospects, Pt 2

April 24, 2017 |

Not long ago, George Huber and Robert Brown wrote in a special issue of Energy Technology of their desire to “highlight recent advances in pyrolysis technologies and to discuss the critical research needs of this field. We think innovations in pyrolysis will advance more rapidly with improved understanding of the fundamental chemical, physical, and catalytic […]

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The King of Biofuels: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to pyrolysis’ progress and prospects, Pt 1

The King of Biofuels: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to pyrolysis’ progress and prospects, Pt 1

April 23, 2017 |

Not long ago, George Huber and Robert Brown wrote in a special issue of Energy Technology of their desire to “highlight recent advances in pyrolysis technologies and to discuss the critical research needs of this field. We think innovations in pyrolysis will advance more rapidly with improved understanding of the fundamental chemical, physical, and catalytic […]

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The Justice League of Pyromaniax

The Justice League of Pyromaniax

March 13, 2017 |

The High Lords of Pyrolysis travel under the unlikely cover identities of “George Huber” and “Robert Brown” — but we know them in their true superhero identities of “The Catalyst” and “The Godfatha”. Of late, they have assembled what might be best described as the Justice League of Pyromaniax — although the various superheroes prefer […]

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Energy Technology publishes special issue on Pyrolysis

Energy Technology publishes special issue on Pyrolysis

January 15, 2017 |

In Germany, the peer-reviewed scientific journal Energy Technology has just published a Special Issue on Pyrolysis for Energy Technologies. The issue was guest edited by George Huber (University of Wisconsin) and Robert Brown (Iowa State University). The entire issue is free to access for all of 2017 and has contributions from many of the leaders in […]

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Advent Bioenergy’s wondrous plant in the far, far north: X-Mass, roasting chestnuts, project Rudolph and more

Advent Bioenergy’s wondrous plant in the far, far north: X-Mass, roasting chestnuts, project Rudolph and more

December 22, 2016 |

By Gerald Kutney Special to The Digest Breaking News: a Canadian venture has just moved up into the #1 spot of the “Top 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy,” according to the annual survey by Biofuels Digest – Advent Bioenergy (season2bjolly.ca), founded by the reclusive entrepreneur, S. Claus. Lee Enterprises Consulting is proud to […]

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