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Is there any pilot plant scale-up data available WRT conversion of recalcitrant fibrous biomass materials into "reasonable" quality biocrudes? Do FCC or hydrotreating catalysts suppliers have any specific concerns WRT feeding small amounts of biocrudes into FCCUs or hydrotreaters?
26/12/2007 A: Prabhakar Nair, UOP LLC, prabhakar.nair@uop.com
There are several companies that have developed successful fast pyrolysis processes, wherein biomass is converted to a pyoil and char. The pyoil can then be further processed via thermochemical platforms and converted to transport fuels. UOP LLC in partnership with US Govt labs, PNNL and NREL are working towards developing such platforms