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pyrolysis Technology

Bio-oil is created during pyrolysis because natural polymeric constituents (lignin, cellulose, fats) are broken down into volatile gasses.

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Pyrolysis is the thermochemical conversion of organic matter in the absence of a gasification medium into condensable vapors and a carbonized solid, using temperatures in the range of 250°C - 850°C that produce three main products, including liquid (bio-oil), a bio-syngas, and a solid char (biochar).

 

These gases are recycled to facilitate the energy required for upstream feedstock drying and carbonization. Low oxygen levels are necessary for carbonization to occur while minimizing CO2 and NOx production. Carbonization results in biochar.

 

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