D3.1 Physico‐chemical properties of FPBO – Executive Summary

This deliverable is the first one in a series of deliverables describing the physico‐chemical properties of fast pyrolysis bio‐oil (FPBO) produced in the project. The first bio‐oil batch (D2.2) was provided by BTG and the feedstock was pine. This pine bio‐oil (R2H.BTG.2016.001b, as defined in D2.2) will be used as a reference during the project.
Numerous FPBO samples will be sent around between the partners over the course of the four‐year Residue2Heat project. Sample delivery is a joint task, partners VTT and BTG will supply the consortium with conditioned FPBO samples. The sample delivery will be described throughout the project in seven deliverables (D2.2 – D2.8) and is connected to Task 2.1. To have a full overview, each deliverable report will be an updated version of the previous one, rather than a new report describing only the delivery in the relevant reporting period. A detailed analysis on the production of FPBO from different biomass and processing conditions will be documented in D2.1 (due in M26). Details on the analysis results of the various samples send to the project partners will be performed in T3.1 and its related deliverables (D3.1‐D3.8) which will provide feedback for WP2, and will be employed in WP4 and WP5 in modelling andutilization.

Microscopic image of BTG pine FPBO (R2H.BTG.2016.001b). Some crystalline extractive and black char particles attached to the extractives are seen in the Figure.

Microscopic image of BTG pine FPBO (R2H.BTG.2016.001b). Some crystalline extractive and black char particles attached to the extractives are seen in the Figure.

Both D2.2 and D3.1 are primarily used for Residue2Heat internal documentation although they are marked as public. For the project partners it was essential to receive a documented fast pyrolysis bio‐oil sample as soon as possible. The follow up deliverables will include more details and analysis concerning benchmarking of processes, comparison of data between VTT and BTG, the performance of measures to lower the water content (related to T2.1) and improve the phase stability.

 

D3.1 Physico‐chemical properties
of FPBO
Publication Date: 15/07/2016
Version: 2.1
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