Autothermal pyrolysis of lignocellulose wastes to sugars and other biobased products

Project 7.4 2020 Q1

  • New AspenPlus process model for biomass to gasoline and diesel that can adjust product distributions and yields based on feedstock composition
  • Pilot scale pyrolysis tests of iron sulfate treated red oak were conducted to determine sugar yields
  • Study on effect of presence of char in the bed on levoglucosan yields commenced
  • Acid hydrolysis conditions for converting C6 anhydrosugars to glucose were revised
  • Detailed design for 50 TPD modular autothermal pyrolysis system was completed