Prospects of Biomass-Pyrolysis Liquefaction Technology
Bao-Jiang Xu, Mei-Ling Li and Zhong Zeng (University of Shanghai for Science and Technology)
It is estimated that one seventh of the total energy supply in the world come from biomass. Following coal, oil and gas, biomass is the fourth most consumed energy. Biomass has the properties of fossil fuels and is storable, renewable and convertible. In comparison with other biomass-conversion technologies, the biomass-pyrolysis liquefaction technology can produce liquid products from organic substances including organic refuse such as sawdust, rice hulls, bark, and stalks etc. Using this technology, primary biomass energy can be converted into high-quality energy forms which is applicable in energy and process industries.