Pyrolysis of Forest Residue for Production of Bio Fuel

Subir Paul, Prakash Mondal


Bio oil, activated charcoal and bio gas were produced using woody forest residue biomass by pyrolysis using simple technique. Biomass was pretreated in different techniques to compare products yield. Heating rate and pyrolysis temperature influence the pyrolysis products. Bio oil has very high heating value comparable to diesel oil and good physical properties for use as alternative to fossil fuels. Besides it contains many valuable chemicals for further processing of it. By products–charcoal and bio gas are also useful fuels and reducing agents. India generates millions tons of biomass as forest and agriculture waste, which can be used in rural sector to trap huge amount of non conventional energy.


Pyrolysis, Bio Fuel

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