1. Introduction to Thermochemical Processing of Biomass into Fuels, Chemicals, and Power

  1. Robert C. Brown
  1. Robert C. Brown

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119990840.ch1

Thermochemical Processing of Biomass: Conversion into Fuels, Chemicals and Power

Thermochemical Processing of Biomass: Conversion into Fuels, Chemicals and Power

How to Cite

Brown, R. C. (2011) Introduction to Thermochemical Processing of Biomass into Fuels, Chemicals, and Power, in Thermochemical Processing of Biomass: Conversion into Fuels, Chemicals and Power (ed R. C. Brown), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119990840.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 11 MAR 2011

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Renewable Resources

Book Series Editors:

  1. Christian V. Stevens

Series Editor Information

  1. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470721117

Online ISBN: 9781119990840

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Keywords:

  • thermochemical processing of biomass - into fuels, chemicals and power;
  • hydrothermal processing, thermal treatment of wet biomass - carbohydrate, liquid hydrocarbons or gaseous products and reaction conditions;
  • biochemical processing - “mature” technology, with little scope for improvement;
  • thermochemical processing, domination - in commercial production of fuels, chemicals, and power from fossil resources;
  • thermochemical processing - advantages relative to biochemical processing;
  • thermochemical processing - at temperatures, several hundred degrees celsius;
  • thermochemical processing, voracious pace of reaction - and variety of materials consumed;
  • thermochemical routes, combustion, gasification - fast pyrolysis, hydrothermal processing and hydrolysis to sugars;
  • focus on bioenergy in USA - liquid transportation fuel production, displacing imported petroleum;
  • fast pyrolysis, rapid thermal decomposition of organic compounds - in absence of oxygen to produce liquids, gases and char

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Direct Combustion

  • Gasification

  • Fast Pyrolysis

  • Hydrothermal Processing

  • Hydrolysis to Sugars

  • Technoeconomic Analysis

  • References