Pyrolysis of Biomass for Fuels and Chemicals
Presenter: A.A. Kwesi Boateng, Lead Scientist, USDA-ARS, Eastern Regional Research Center, Wyndmoor, PA
This webinar will present the collection of knowledge developed
during research into sustainable biofuels and co-products at the
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the USDA. Over the last decade, this research has
addressed thermochemical conversion of biomass to fuels and chemicals
via the pyrolysis platform.
The presentation will begin with some
principles underlying the pyrolysis of biomass followed by a discussion
on thermal only pyrolysis, the traditional pyrolysis process under
inert atmosphere with no catalyst, and the instability issues
associated with their product distribution. How the issues are being
resolved through various technological developments including reactive
pyrolysis, catalytic pyrolysis, and feedstock selection will be
discussed in light of intramural and extramural funding opportunities
afforded to the presenter and his group over the decade.
The NEWBio Webinar Series
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Energy and held (usually) on the second Tuesday of each month at 1PM
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