Wood-pyrolysis oil as fuel in a diesel-power plant

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Flash-pyrolysis oil is projected as the most competitive liquid fuel from biomass. The use of pyrolysis oil as a diesel-power-plant fuel is studied. Pyrolysis-oil fuel characteristics are analysed, the oil is employed as fuel in a test diesel engine, and the economics of the system are analysed. The diesel-power-plant concept has several advantages, especially in small-scale production. The concept has several technical uncertainties, which are addressed in a research project.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-188
Number of pages12
JournalBioresource Technology
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • diesel engine
  • electricity
  • Flash
  • pyrolysis oil

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