Navigation Links
Hydrothermal liquefaction -- the most promising path to a sustainable bio-oil production

ion of the biomass, e.g. the carbohydrate content.

The water phase emanating from the HTL process has low carbon contents and can either be recycled into the process or ultimately be purified to attain drinking water quality, which is the long-term goal. As such HTL replaces the burden of disposal with the benefit of recycling.

The HTL process has the following benefits:

  • Crude HTL oil has high heating values of approximately 35-39 MJ/kg on a dry ash free basis
  • The HTL process only consumes approximately 10-15% of the energy in the feedstock biomass, yielding an energy efficiency of 85-90%
  • Crude HTL oil has very low oxygen, sulphur and water content (compared to e.g. pyrolysis oil which typically contains approx. 50% water)
  • HTL oil recovers more than 70% of the feedstock carbon content (single pass)
  • HTL oil is storage stable, and has comparatively low upgrading requirements, due in part to a high fraction of middle distillates in the crude oil. It is much less upgrading intensive than e.g. pyrolysis oil, which needs immediate upgrading in order not to deteriorate.

The bio-oil from HTL can be used as-produced in heavy engines or it can be hydrogenated or thermally upgraded to obtain diesel-, gasoline- or jet-fuels by existing refinery technology. In this sense, HTL bio-oil is directly comparable to fossil crude oil. This is unique among liquid bio-fuels and means that it can directly enter the existing fuel distribution network for automotive transportation in any concentration, giving it full drop-in properties.

In Denmark, Aarhus University and Aalborg University are in partnership on HTL research at all levels. In Aarhus, Dept. of Chemistry focuses on fundamental understanding of the process and quick surveys of the effects of different feedstocks and catalysts along with subsequent upgrading. Dept. of Agro-Ecology develops energy crops while Dept. of Engineering works on pilot-scale HTL. The latter is

Contact: Jacob Becker, Ph.D.
(45) 20-65-68-62
Aarhus University

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology technology :

1. S*BIOs Novel JAK2 Inhibitor Pacritinib (SB1518) and Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor Pracinostat (SB939) Demonstrate Promising Activity in Phase 2 Studies for Patients with Myelofibrosis (MF)
2. New 3-D transistors promising future chips, lighter laptops
3. Founder of National Childrens Leukemia Unveiled Non-Embryonic Stem Cell Treatment Promising Cure for Cancer at GIL 2012: Europe
4. University of Miami study finds RBAC to possess promising immunomodulating effects with respect to natural killer cell and cytokine activity
5. Promising Data Presented on GenVec Malaria Program
6. Bioprinting has promising future
7. Exon skipping to restore gene expression is promising therapeutic strategy for muscular dystrophy
8. Farm weeds have crucial role in sustainable agriculture
9. New Study: Health Professionals Support Biotechnologys Use In Food Products And Sustainable Farming
10. Maxx Performance Joins GreenPalm to Promote Sustainable Harvest of Palm Oil
11. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy highlights energy trends in China
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
Hydrothermal liquefaction -- the most promising path to a sustainable bio-oil production
(Date:9/2/2014)... Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Oncothyreon Inc. (Nasdaq: ONTY ... and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Rodman & ... New York on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 ... archived webcast of the presentation will be accessible by visiting ... Events" section. About Oncothyreon ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... , September 2, 2014 ... BioData,s research and lab management services  BioData, ... service, is pleased to announce the appointment of ... most recently served as VP Marketing and Business Development ... science research and clinical applications. Previously, Culot ...
(Date:8/31/2014)... Aug. 31, 2014 Wockhardt Limited today announces ... in Anti-Infective research when two of its drugs, WCK ... Disease Product (QIDP) status from U.S. Food & Drug ... act against pathogens which have a high degree of ... Centre for Disease Control (a top U.S. government health ...
(Date:8/29/2014)...  Pfenex Inc. (NYSE MKT: PFNX), a clinical-stage ... and difficult to manufacture proteins including biosimilar therapeutics, ... results for the second quarter ended June 30, ... our initial public offering, we have the capital ... derived from our proprietary protein expression platform," stated ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Louis Culot Appointed as BioData's CEO 2U.S. FDA Grants QIDP Status for Wockhardt Anti-Infective Drug Discovery Program 2U.S. FDA Grants QIDP Status for Wockhardt Anti-Infective Drug Discovery Program 3Pfenex Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results and Provides Business Update 2Pfenex Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results and Provides Business Update 3Pfenex Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results and Provides Business Update 4Pfenex Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results and Provides Business Update 5Pfenex Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results and Provides Business Update 6Pfenex Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results and Provides Business Update 7Pfenex Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results and Provides Business Update 8
... Veeramani, director of the E-Business Institute. Madison, Wis. ... new world of advertising, says Jerry Shereshewsky, ambassador plenipotentiary to ... student (and cohort of former Madison Mayor Paul Soglin) during ... the future of business. He was a Russian history major, ...
... are located in the MG&E Innovation Center at University ... research group ConjuGon announced on Tuesday that ... dollars from angel investors, including the firm Wisconsin ... to the firms operating costs, as well as financing ...
... gets $95,000 to help small businesses TeraMedica scans ... make deadly disease Platypus plans office move next ... UW students use more mobile computing ... implement Fiserv's ExchangeGuard , UW-Extension gets ...
Cached Biology Technology:Advertising ambassador explains the reinvention of marketing 2Advertising ambassador explains the reinvention of marketing 3ConjuGon lands $1 million angel investment 2Tech Digest: whats moving in the Midwest 2Tech Digest: whats moving in the Midwest 3
(Date:9/2/2014)... 2, 2014 A study published in the ... the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry ... a psychiatric diagnosis had an increased risk of ... , Using data from the nationwide Danish registers, ... Ernst Nielsen, Psychiatry, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark, studied ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... spiky legs and their propensity for eating anything, including ... And now research from North Carolina State University finds ... across the eastern United States. , "The good news ... kind of threat to humans," says Dr. Mary Jane ... author of a paper about the research. , The ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... stress in stride; others are done in by it. ... mechanisms of this so-called stress gap in mice with ... lead researchers to better understand the development of psychiatric ... each animal has unique experiences as it goes through ... can alter the expression of genes, and as a ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Risk of diabetes in children and adolescents exposed to antipsychotics 2Researchers find Asian camel crickets now common in US homes 2Discovery hints at why stress is more devastating for some 2Discovery hints at why stress is more devastating for some 3
... perspective, the answer is not as obvious as one might ... American Naturalist suggests that sex may have evolved ... central role in biology, sex is a bit of an ... a few reptileswould seem like a better way to go. ...
... emerging field of synthetic biology uses engineering techniques to ... systems or even engineer new life forms. Though these ... and applications for human health, they also raise a ... A symposium to be held by the U.S. ...
... pilot study that re-conceptualized the hospital labour room by removing ... ,28 per cent drop in infusions of artificial oxcytocin, a ... study, called PLACE (Pregnant and Labouring in an Ambient Clinical ... Birth . In addition, more than 65 ...
Cached Biology News:Study finds role for parasites in evolution of sex 2Laboring without the labor bed: It's a good thing 2
... DEPC-treated Water is suitable for ... prepared by incubating with 0.1% ... to remove the DEPC.DNase/RNase-Free Distilled ... use in all molecular biology ...
IHC detection kit for BrdU in cells and tissues...
Immunogen: Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus (BRSV) Fusion protein Storage: -20 C, Avoid Freeze/Thaw Cycles...
Biology Products: