In Germany, the scientific journal Energy Technology has just published a Special Issue on Pyrolysis for Energy Technologies.
The entire special issue is free to access for all of 2017 and has contributions from many of the leaders in the field in academia. So if you want to really get to grips with the pyrolysis process, make sure to have a look. Lots more information on fast pyrolysis is also available at the PyroKnown portal.
Fast pyrolysis is the conversion technique employed in Bio4Products. It transforms solid biomass into a liquid in just a few seconds. First, biomass is rapidly heated to around 500°C in the absence of air. An oily smoke is created, which is then condensed into a liquid bio-oil.
After years of development the process is now applied on an industrial scale, converting large quantities of lignocellulosic (non-food) biomass into a dark-brown bio-oil. In Bio4Products, partners will further process this oil to create higher value materials and chemicals.