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Biopolymers 13C tracking during fast pyrolysis of biomass-A 2-level mechanistic investigation

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 183˙454 €
 EC max contribution 183˙454 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-10-01   to  2017-09-30


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    ASTON UNIVERSITY UK (BIRMINGHAM) coordinator 183˙454.00


 Project objective

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MCSA) proposal is the opportunity for Dr. Marion Carrier to reach a new level of understanding of fast pyrolysis mechanisms and improve the process and design of reactors by acquiring the necessary knowledge at a molecular-level and training using fractionation and isotopic characterization techniques, practical experience on micro-reactors and on larger scale laboratory reactors. It is proposed to use an integrated experimental and computational approach to provide molecular-level insights into pyrolysis chemistry by following the fate of 13C labelled lignocellulosic biopolymers, and subsequently to elucidate the main chemical events during the conversion of biomass. Empirical and mechanistic models will be combined to suggest a new kinetic model of fast pyrolysis. The thermal behaviour of individual unlabelled and labelled biopolymer carefully extracted will be investigated under controlled kinetic regime. The delineation and quantification of primary and secondary reactions will be achieved via the development of new devices for the collection of organic volatiles and via the implementation of spectrophotometric and spectrometric methods. For this, a combination of strong interdisciplinary expertise in several fields such as biopolymer chemistry, thermochemistry, aerosols trapping device fabrication, characterization of gas, liquid and solid products using spectrophotometric and spectrometry techniques is required. This multidisciplinary project will facilitate the commercialization of emergent renewable energy technologies such as fast pyrolysis via the optimization of bio-oil yields and quality, which is expected to offer alternative solutions in the co-production of fuels, high-value-added chemicals and energy, the main research activities of European countries members of the International Energy Agency.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2016 Marion Carrier, Lidia Auret, Anthony Bridgwater, Johannes H. Knoetze
Using Apparent Activation Energy as a Reactivity Criterion for Biomass Pyrolysis
published pages: , ISSN: 0887-0624, DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.6b00794
Energy & Fuels 2019-06-13
2017 Marion Carrier, Michael Windt, Bernhard Ziegler, Jörn Appelt, Bodo Saake, Dietrich Meier, Anthony Bridgwater
Quantitative Insights into the Fast Pyrolysis of Extracted Cellulose, Hemicelluloses, and Lignin
published pages: , ISSN: 1864-5631, DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201700984
ChemSusChem 2019-06-13

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