Catalytic fast pyrolysis for improved liquid quality

S.W. Banks,  and A.V. Bridgwater     Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom


This chapter provides a review of catalytic fast pyrolysis of biomass and its potential for improving fast pyrolysis oil quality. Catalytic pyrolysis focuses on the use of catalysts in a fast pyrolysis system processing biomass and/or waste materials for the production of bio-oil, liquid, and secondary products. As the development of sustainable energy and fuel sources is of growing concern, different approaches to pyrolysis are being considered to alleviate fears of climate change and fuel shortages. These are discussed in other chapters. This review describes the current catalytic fast pyrolysis field ...

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