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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