Welcome to the New Triennium of Task 34
Advancing bioenergy through Pyrolysis, Hydrothermal Liquefaction and Solvent Liquefaction of Biomass
Inside this Issue:
Pg 3: Venderbosch discusses electrocatalytic upgrading as a means to stabilise pyrolysis bio-oil prior to further upgrading.
Pg 6: Oyler highlights progress towards commercialization of hydrothermal liquefaction at pilot and demonstration scale.
Pg 9: Hawboldt and MacQuarrie reports on co-pyrolysis of forestry and fishery residue for rural and remote applications.
Pg 12: Persson gives an overview on catalyst activity and deactivation of zeolites used to upgrade pyrolysis oils.
Pg 14: Karatzos and Rodriguez talk about hydrothermal liquefaction of biomass to drop-In diesel using Hydrofaction™
Pg 17: Preto discusses the international Sustainable Biofuels Innovation Challenge under Mission Innovation
Pg 20: Meet the new Task 34 national team leads for the 2019-2021 Triennium
Pg 21: Funke, the NTL from Germany, is introduced as the new leader of Task 34 for the 2019-2021 Triennium
Direct Thermochemical Liquefaction (DTL)
Click on topics in this graphic to learn more about the principles of DTL.
As part of the IEA Bioenergy Agreement, the purpose of Task 34 is to:
- Develop Biofuel standards to support commercialization of DTL technologies.
- Validate and standardize analytical methods for thermally liquefied biomass
- Encourage exchange of information with our stakeholders
- Support technoeconomic assessment of biomass liquefaction technologies
In partnership, we want you to:
- Let us know about new challenges you see in liquefaction technologies: contact your country representative for opportunities to get involved
- Publish your research updates to the Pyrolysis/Liquefaction Community in the next PyNe newsletter
- Reach out to authors in PyNe newsletter to exchange data and establish new collaborations!