Fast pyrolysis of biomass produces a high yield of bio-oil through well-established technologies . To utilize this oil as liquid fuel the oxygen content must be reduced from 15-30 wt.% down to <1 wt.%, which increases heating value and stability and decreases acidity . Upgrading bio-oil by catalytic hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) is challenged by severe polymerization and coking upon heating the oil. Alternatively, performing fast pyrolysis in high-pressure hydrogen atmosphere in a fluid bed reactor with a HDO catalyst as bed medium could immediately stabilize reactive pyrolysis vapors . An additional vapor phase HDO rector ensures removal of oxygen down to <1 wt%, resulting in separate hydrocarbon oil and water phases being recovered. A schematic diagram for such a process is shown in Figure 1. A simplified bench scale setup has been constructed at DTU Chemical Engineering. With a capacity of 100 to 300 g/h solid biomass, the aim is to provide a proof-of-concept for the continuous conversion of solid biomass to low oxygen, fuel-grade bio-oil.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||North American Catalysis Society Meeting 2017 - Denver, United States|
Duration: 4 Jun 2017 → 9 Jun 2017
Conference number: 25
|Conference||North American Catalysis Society Meeting 2017|
|Period||04/06/2017 → 09/06/2017|