Pyrolysis of Woody Residues: Impact of Mineral Content

Maarit Iisa, Alan Zacher, Fernando Preto, Benjamin Bronson, Robert Sykes

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Woody residues represent a lower cost option for feedstocks for the production of biofuels. In this study, the pyrolysis of woody residues was investigated as part of Clean Energy Dialogue between the U.S. and Canada. Three pine-based hog fuels from saw mills and wood from pine beetle killed trees were chosen as the woody residue feedstocks and pine and birch as the reference clean feedstocks. The yields and quality of the oil were evaluated in a bubbling fluidized bed reactor and a laboratory-scale pyrolyzer connected to a molecular beam mass spectrometer.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - 2014
Event2014 AIChE Annual Meeting - Atlanta, Georgia
Duration: 16 Nov 201421 Nov 2014


Conference2014 AIChE Annual Meeting
CityAtlanta, Georgia

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5100-63213


  • alkali metals
  • hog fuel
  • pine
  • pyrolysis


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