Chapter 7. Thermal Biomass Conversion

  1. Prof. Gabriele Centi2 and
  2. Prof. Dr. Rutger A. van Santen3
  1. Simone Albertazzi,
  2. Francesco Basile,
  3. Giuseppe Fornasari,
  4. Ferruccio Trifirò and
  5. Angelo Vaccari

Published Online: 22 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527621118.ch7

Catalysis for Renewables: From Feedstock to Energy Production

Catalysis for Renewables: From Feedstock to Energy Production

How to Cite

Albertazzi, S., Basile, F., Fornasari, G., Trifirò, F. and Vaccari, A. (2007) Thermal Biomass Conversion, in Catalysis for Renewables: From Feedstock to Energy Production (eds G. Centi and R. A. van Santen), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527621118.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Messina, Department of Industrial Chemistry and Engineering of Materials, Salita Sperone 31, 98166 Messina, Italy

  2. 3

    Eindhoven University of Technology, Schuit Institute of Catalysis, Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Author Information

  1. University of Bologna, Department of Chimica Industriale e dei Materiali, Alma Mater Studiorum, Viale Risorgimento 4, 40136 Bologna, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 22 AUG 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527317882

Online ISBN: 9783527621118



  • catalysis for renewables;
  • thermal biomass conversion;
  • biomass resources;
  • biomass pre-treatment;
  • biomass combustion;
  • biomass gasification;
  • pyrolysis;
  • fuels


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Biomass Resources and Biomass Pre-treatment

  • Biomass Combustion

  • Biomass Gasification

  • Pyrolysis

  • Fuels via Thermal Biomass Conversion

  • Conclusions

  • References