Books and Proceedings
Processing of Biomass: Conversion into Fuels, Chemicals and Power
Robert C. Brown (Editor), Christian Stevens (Series Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-72111-7. Publisher: Wiley
Thermochemical Processing of Biomass examines the large
number of possible pathways for converting biomass into fuels, chemicals and
power through the use of heat and catalysts. The book presents a practical
overview of the latest research in this rapidly developing field, highlighting
the fundamental chemistry, technical applications and operating costs
associated with thermochemical conversion strategies.
Bridging the gap between research and practical
application, this book is written for engineering professionals in the biofuels
industry, as well as academic researchers working in bioenergy, bioprocessing
technology and chemical engineering.
Edited by A.V. Bridgwater, H. Hofbauer and S. van Loo
ISBN: 9781872691534. Publisher: CPL Press
ThermalNet was the latest thermal biomass conversion network
to be carried out on an European basis. In addition to continuing work of
earlier networks on pyrolysis and later pyrolysis and gasification, ThermalNet
included combustion and hence covered all thermal biomass conversion
The project was funded by the European Commission Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI) through the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme with contributions from IEA Bioenergy on the pyrolysis theme and extensive interactions in all areas with the relevant IEA Bioenergy Tasks 32, 33 and 34.
Fast Pyrolysis of
Biomass: A Handbook Volume 3
Edited by A.V. Bridgwater
ISBN: 1872691927, Publisher: CPL Press
This handbook is an edited version of the final report of
the European Commission and IEA Bioenergy sponsored Pyrolysis Network that
officially finished in 2004. It provides a companion volume, the first and
second handbooks published in 1999 and 2002 respectively. As with the previous two editions, it is intended that Volume 3 will provide a useful guide both to newcomers to the subject
area, as well as those already involved in research, development and
implementation. A significant feature of this third volume is the greater
attention paid to wider issues concerning pyrolysis including environment,
health and safety, norms and standards and marketability.
'Pyrolysis and Gasification of Biomass and Waste' workshop.
Proceedings of this meeting are now available. ISBN Number: 1 872691 77 3
Copies of the proceedings are available to buy. To purchase a copy please contact the publishers at CPL Press at:
CPL Press, Liberty House, The enterprise Centre, New Greenham Park, Newbury, Berks, RG19 3UP, UK
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Opportunities for Bio-oil in European Heat and Power Markets
By Maximilian Lauer*, John Brammer** and Tony Bridgwater**
*Joanneum Research, Austria **Aston University, UK
The opportunity for use of
bio-oil in heat and power applications across Europe have been evaluated
by measuring its competitiveness to conventional alternatives. Economic
competitiveness is a relative issue and the overall costs of a
technology meeting a given duty should be given at the same level or
lower then the overall costs of a competing technology meeting the same
In order to provide a measure of competitiveness, a non dimensional index cF (competitiveness factor) is introduced, which is defined as the ratio
of the total annual cost of meeting the required duty using conventional
energy to that of meeting the same duty using a purpose-built bio-oil
or biomass plant:
cF = total annual cost of conventional energy
total annual cost of bio-oil or biomass plant
A value of cF <1
means that bio-oil is not competitive while values >1 mean that
bio-oil is more attractive than the conventional alternative.
Fast Pyrolysis of Biomass - A Handbook Volume 2
Edited by A.V. Bridgwater
This handbook is an edited version
of the final report of the European Commission and IEA Bioenergy
sponsored Pyrolysis Network that officially finished in 2001. It
provides a companion volume to the first handbook published in 1999 and
it is again intended that this will provide a useful guide both to
newcomers to the subject area as well as those already involved in
research, development and implementation. A significant feature of this
second volume is the greater attention paid to addressing commercial
issues such as marketability, transportation and safety.
Please visit the following website where the book can be ordered.
Progress in Thermochemical Biomass Conversion - 2 Volumes
By A.V. Bridgwater
is for chemical engineers, fuel technologists, agricultural engineers
and chemists in the world-wide energy industry and in academic, research
and government institutions. It provides a thorough review of, and entry to, the primary and review literature surrounding the subject.
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Fast Pyrolysis of Biomass - A Handbook
By A Bridgwater, S Czernik, J Diebold, D Meier, A Oasmaa, C Peacocke, J Piskorz, D Radlein
This handbook is an edited and
updated version of the final report of the IEA Bioenergy sponsored
Pyrolysis Activity, PYRA, that officially finished in 1998 and
accomplished many valuable contributions to the science and technology
of fast pyrolysis. It is intended that this handbook will provide a
useful guide both to newcomers to the subject area as well as those
already involved in research, development and implementation.
Published in the UK by CPL Press: Aston University, Bioenergy Research Group, ISBN: 1 872691 07, 2 May 1999
Biomass for Renewable Energy, Fuels and Chemicals
D L Klass, Entech International Inc, Barrington, Illinois
Biomass for Renewable Energy,
Fuels and Chemicals is an invaluable reference for researchers, who are
interested in the technical details of biomass energy production, and
also serves as a comprehensive introduction to the subject for the
student and educator. The coverage and discussion are multidisciplinary,
reflecting the many scientific and engineering disciplines involved.
July 1998, ISBN: 0-12-410950-0
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Thermal Data for Natural and Synthetic Fuels
S Gaur, VSLR Sciences, Arvada, Colorado and T Reed, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado
100 samples of organic
substances have been characterised under identical conditions by
thermogravimetry and differential thermal analysis in addition to
proximate analysis, providing accurate information essential in research
and engineering applications related to fuel preparation.
The book discusses
non-isothermal kinetic techniques, mathematical models, and other
parameter estimation procedures that facilitate the extrapolation of
results obtained under various conditions.
CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering Volume V-Energy & Biomass Engineering
handbook is designed to cover the major fields of agricultural
engineering such as soil and water, machinery and its management, farm
structures and processing agricultural, as well as other emerging
fields. Information on technology for rural planning and farming
systems, aquaculture, environmental technology for plant and animal
production, energy and biomass engineering is also incorporated in this
Please click here to view how to obtain CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering Volume V - Energy & Biomass Engineering.
Edited by: CIGR-The International Commission of Agricultural Engineering
Published by: American Society of Agricultural Engineers
Biofuels and Industrial
Products from Jatropha Curcas
from the Jatropha 97 Conference. Edited by G M Gubitz, M Mittelbach and M
Curcas (common name: physic nut) is a drought resistant shrub or tree growing
in many tropical and sub-tropical countries. Its seeds, toxic to humans and
many animals contain a high percentage of oil used for candles, soap or
biodiesel production. In the book 'Biofuels and Industrial Products from
Jatropha Curcas and other Tropical Oil Seed Plants' over 40 scientific
contributions from both research institutes and the industry demonstrate the
potential of underutilized and neglected plants for example for biodiesel
production, human and animal nutrition, pest control or fertilisers.