Direct Thermochemical Liquefaction

Books and Proceedings

Books and Proceedings

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

Robert C. Brown (Editor), Christian Stevens (Series Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-72111-7. Publisher: Wiley

Thermochemical Processing of Biomass examines the large number of possible pathways for converting biomass into fuels, chemicals and power through the use of heat and catalysts. The book presents a practical overview of the latest research in this rapidly developing field, highlighting the fundamental chemistry, technical applications and operating costs associated with thermochemical conversion strategies.

Bridging the gap between research and practical application, this book is written for engineering professionals in the biofuels industry, as well as academic researchers working in bioenergy, bioprocessing technology and chemical engineering.

 

Thermal Biomass Conversion

Edited by A.V. Bridgwater, H. Hofbauer and S. van Loo

ISBN: 9781872691534. Publisher: CPL Press

ThermalNet was the latest thermal biomass conversion network to be carried out on an European basis. In addition to continuing work of earlier networks on pyrolysis and later pyrolysis and gasification, ThermalNet included combustion and hence covered all thermal biomass conversion technologies.

The project was funded by the European Commission Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI) through the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme with contributions from IEA Bioenergy on the pyrolysis theme and extensive interactions in all areas with the relevant IEA Bioenergy Tasks 32, 33 and 34.

Fast Pyrolysis of Biomass: A Handbook Volume 3

Edited by A.V. Bridgwater

ISBN: 1872691927, Publisher: CPL Press

This handbook is an edited version of the final report of the European Commission and IEA Bioenergy sponsored Pyrolysis Network that officially finished in 2004. It provides a companion volume, the first and second handbooks published in 1999 and 2002 respectively. As with the previous two editions, it is intended that Volume 3 will provide a useful guide both to newcomers to the subject area, as well as those already involved in research, development and implementation. A significant feature of this third volume is the greater attention paid to wider issues concerning pyrolysis including environment, health and safety, norms and standards and marketability.

 

‘Pyrolysis and Gasification of Biomass and Waste’ workshop.

Proceedings of this meeting are now available. ISBN Number: 1 872691 77 3

Copies of the proceedings are available to buy. To purchase a copy please contact the publishers at CPL Press at:

CPL Press, Liberty House, The enterprise Centre, New Greenham Park, Newbury, Berks, RG19 3UP, UK

Tel: +44 1635 817408, Fax: +44 1635 817409, Email: press@cplbookshop.com

Opportunities for Bio-oil in European Heat and Power Markets

By Maximilian Lauer*, John Brammer** and Tony Bridgwater**

*Joanneum Research, Austria **Aston University, UK

Competitiveness

The opportunity for use of bio-oil in heat and power applications across Europe have been evaluated by measuring its competitiveness to conventional alternatives. Economic competitiveness is a relative issue and the overall costs of a technology meeting a given duty should be given at the same level or lower then the overall costs of a competing technology meeting the same duty.

In order to provide a measure of competitiveness, a non dimensional index cF (competitiveness factor) is introduced, which is defined as the ratio of the total annual cost of meeting the required duty using conventional energy to that of meeting the same duty using a purpose-built bio-oil or biomass plant:

cF = total annual cost of conventional energy

total annual cost of bio-oil or biomass plant

A value of cF <1 means that bio-oil is not competitive while values >1 mean that bio-oil is more attractive than the conventional alternative.

Fast Pyrolysis of Biomass – A Handbook Volume 2

Edited by A.V. Bridgwater

This handbook is an edited version of the final report of the European Commission and IEA Bioenergy sponsored Pyrolysis Network that officially finished in 2001. It provides a companion volume to the first handbook published in 1999 and it is again intended that this will provide a useful guide both to newcomers to the subject area as well as those already involved in research, development and implementation. A significant feature of this second volume is the greater attention paid to addressing commercial issues such as marketability, transportation and safety.

Please visit the following website where the book can be ordered.

http://www.cplbookshop.com/contents/C15.htm

Progress in Thermochemical Biomass Conversion – 2 Volumes

By A.V. Bridgwater

This book is for chemical engineers, fuel technologists, agricultural engineers and chemists in the world-wide energy industry and in academic, research and government institutions. It provides a thorough review of, and entry to, the primary and review literature surrounding the subject.

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Fast Pyrolysis of Biomass – A Handbook

By A Bridgwater, S Czernik, J Diebold, D Meier, A Oasmaa, C Peacocke, J Piskorz, D Radlein

This handbook is an edited and updated version of the final report of the IEA Bioenergy sponsored Pyrolysis Activity, PYRA, that officially finished in 1998 and accomplished many valuable contributions to the science and technology of fast pyrolysis. It is intended that this handbook will provide a useful guide both to newcomers to the subject area as well as those already involved in research, development and implementation.

Published in the UK by CPL Press: Aston University, Bioenergy Research Group, ISBN: 1 872691 07, 2 May 1999

Biomass for Renewable Energy, Fuels and Chemicals

D L Klass, Entech International Inc, Barrington, Illinois

Biomass for Renewable Energy, Fuels and Chemicals is an invaluable reference for researchers, who are interested in the technical details of biomass energy production, and also serves as a comprehensive introduction to the subject for the student and educator. The coverage and discussion are multidisciplinary, reflecting the many scientific and engineering disciplines involved.

July 1998,  ISBN: 0-12-410950-0

Please click here to order a copy on the internet

Thermal Data for Natural and Synthetic Fuels

S Gaur, VSLR Sciences, Arvada, Colorado and T Reed, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado

100 samples of organic substances have been characterised under identical conditions by thermogravimetry and differential thermal analysis in addition to proximate analysis, providing accurate information essential in research and engineering applications related to fuel preparation.

The book discusses non-isothermal kinetic techniques, mathematical models, and other parameter estimation procedures that facilitate the extrapolation of results obtained under various conditions.

ISBN: 0-8247-0070-8 Marcel Dekker

CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering Volume V-Energy & Biomass Engineering

This handbook is designed to cover the major fields of agricultural engineering such as soil and water, machinery and its management, farm structures and processing agricultural, as well as other emerging fields. Information on technology for rural planning and farming systems, aquaculture, environmental technology for plant and animal production, energy and biomass engineering is also incorporated in this handbook.

Please click here to view how to obtain CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering Volume V – Energy & Biomass Engineering.

Edited by: CIGR-The International Commission of Agricultural Engineering Published by: American Society of Agricultural Engineers ISBN: 0-929355-97-0

Biofuels and Industrial Products from Jatropha Curcas

Proceedings from the Jatropha 97 Conference. Edited by G M Gubitz, M Mittelbach and M Trabi

Jatropha Curcas (common name: physic nut) is a drought resistant shrub or tree growing in many tropical and sub-tropical countries. Its seeds, toxic to humans and many animals contain a high percentage of oil used for candles, soap or biodiesel production. In the book ‘Biofuels and Industrial Products from Jatropha Curcas and other Tropical Oil Seed Plants’ over 40 scientific contributions from both research institutes and the industry demonstrate the potential of underutilized and neglected plants for example for biodiesel production, human and animal nutrition, pest control or fertilisers.

ISBN: 3-7041-0242-3