Chapter 7

Chapter 7 – Biomass Pyrolysis for Bio-Oil (pp. 139-152)

Authors:  (Hui Wang, Lijun Wang and Abolghasem Shahbazi, Biological Engineering Program, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Design, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC, USA)
Fast pyrolysis utilizes biomass to produce a product that is used both as an energy
source and a feedstock for chemical production. Considerable efforts have been made to
convert wood biomass to liquid fuels and chemicals since the oil crisis in mid-1970s.
This chapter focuses on the recent developments in the biomass pyrolysis, factors
influencing the pyrolysis and application of resulting bio-oils.