Platform Chemicals via Zeolite-Catalyzed Fast Pyrolysis

Furan derivatives, such as 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) and furfural, obtained from renewable feedstocks are sustainable alternatives to petroleum-based building blocks for the manufacture of chemical products. This study shows for the first time the applicability of the catalytic fast pyrolysis (CFP) of glucose…

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Continuous Methanization of Chlorella vulgaris

Catalytic Supercritical Water Gasification: Continuous Methanization of Chlorella vulgaris Continuous catalytic supercritical water gasification (CSCWG; 400 degrees C, 28 MPa) of microalgal biomass (Chlorella vulgaris) was carried out at the microalgae production site of ZHAW in Wadenswil (Switzerland) nonstop over…

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Optimal use of biomass in large-scale energy systems

Biomass chemical conversion processes allow the production of solid, liquid and gaseous biofuels, which can substitute almost any kind of fossil fuel and the associated greenhouse gas emissions. Despite this potential, high investment costs and conversion losses reaching up to 30–40% of the input biomass…

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