Synthetic Renewable Fuel from Bio-Oil

  • In a first, researchers have produced renewable fuel from pyrolysis bio-oil, a synthetic fuel being considered a substitute for petroleum.
  • Pyrolysis bio-oil is produced by rapidly heating and then cooling the forest residues in an oxygen-free environment.
  • The project called “Catalytic gasification” was financed by the Swedish Energy Agency and an industry consortium.
  • If one truck load of pyrolysis oil is mixed with black liquor and converted into fuel, the total volume is sufficient to drive a car ten laps around the Earth.