Direct Thermochemical Liquefaction

Enhanced catalytic fast pyrolysis of biomass for high-quality biofuels (EnCat)

Date 26th Nov, 2020 - 26th Nov, 2020
Location online

Enhanced catalytic fast pyrolysis of biomass for high-quality biofuels (EnCat)

Introduction
The Enhanced Catalytic Pyrolysis (EnCat) project presents and investigates a new concept for the production of high-quality bio-oil from biomass. The project is carried out within the EraNet BioEnergy programma. The project scheme is schematically given in Figure 1. The biomass will be pyrolysed in a reactor making use of deoxygenation catalysts. Simultaneously, CO2 will be captured with sorbents and via the water-gas-shift reaction in-situ hydrogen will be produced. After cleaning, the oil vapours will be mildly hydrogenated to produce a high-quality bio-oil. The high-quality oil will be used for combustion tests in both a diesel engine and a gas turbine for combined power and heat generation.

Agenda webinar 26 nov 2020

9.00-9.15 Introduction ENCAT-project (Gerrit Brem, UTwente – project coordinator)
9.15-9.35 Biomass feedstock quality improvement by leaching of alkaline and alkaline earth metals (Thomas Brunner, BIOS)
9.35-9.55 Catalytic pyrolysis for in-situ deoxygenation (Devy K. Ratnasari, KTH)
9.55-10.15 Sorption enhanced catalytic pyrolysis (Harsha Mysore Prabhakara, UTwente)
10.15-10.35 Characterization and hydrogenation of pyrolysis oil (Agata Czardybon, IChPW)

10.35-10.45 BREAK

10.45-11.05 Combustion of pyrolysis oil in the OPRA gas turbine (Thijs Bouten, OPRA)
11.05-11.25 Atomization and combustion of pyrolysis oil in a gas turbine (Artur Pozarlik, UTwente)
11.25-11.45 System design and analysis of the overall ENCAT process (Anton Bijl)
11.45-12.00 Concluding remarks (Gerrit Brem)

12.00-12.30 chat session
12.30 END of webinar