Chapter 5. Biomass Liquefaction and Gasification

  1. Alain A. Vertès2,
  2. Nasib Qureshi3,
  3. Hans P. Blaschek4 and
  4. Hideaki Yukawa5
  1. Nicolaus Dahmen,
  2. Edmund Henrich,
  3. Andrea Kruse and
  4. Klaus Raffelt

Published Online: 12 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750025.ch5

Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries

Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries

How to Cite

Dahmen, N., Henrich, E., Kruse, A. and Raffelt, K. (2010) Biomass Liquefaction and Gasification, in Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries (eds A. A. Vertès, N. Qureshi, H. P. Blaschek and H. Yukawa), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470750025.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Sloan Fellowship, London Business School, UK

  2. 3

    Bioenergy Research, United States Department of Agriculture, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, Peoria, IL, USA

  3. 4

    Center for Advanced BioEnergy Research, Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition and The Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA

  4. 5

    Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology Group, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE), Kyoto, Japan

Author Information

  1. Institute for Technical Chemistry, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 15 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470513125

Online ISBN: 9780470750025



  • diesel from biomass;
  • biomass liquefaction and gasification;
  • biofuels by thermochemical conversion routes - potential technologies;
  • direct liquefaction of biomass to fuels for internal combustion engines;
  • sludge-to-oil reactor system (STORS);
  • Reichert Retort and DEGUSSA process;
  • bioslurries, low-quality bio-oils mixed with pyrolysis;
  • biosynfuels from biosyngas;
  • biomass liquefaction - direct and indirect processes


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Direct Liquefaction

  • Biosynfuels from Biosyngas

  • Perspective

  • References