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DEGRADATION OF WHEAT STRAW CELL WALL BY WHITE ROT FUNGI PHANEROCHAETE CHRYSOSPORIUM
The main aim of this dissertation research was to understand the natural microbial degradation process of lignocellulosic materials in order to develop a new, green and more effective pretreatment technology for bio-fuel ...
Biological Conversion of Pyrolytic Products to Ethanol and Lipids
Pyrolysis is a promising technology that can convert up to 75 % of lignocellulosic biomass into crude bio-oil. However, due to the complex chemical compositions of bio-oil, its further refining into fuels and high value ...
NOVEL SCHEMES FOR PRODUCTION OF BIODIESEL AND VALUE-ADDED CO-PRODUCTS FROM MICROALGAL OIL USING HETEROGENEOUS CATALYSTS
Microalgae are promising sources of biofuels primarily because of their higher potential productivity compared to terrestrial biofuel crops. However, the production of liquid fuels from microalgae suffers from a lack of ...
Renewable hydrocarbons for jet fuels from biomass and plastics via microwave-induced pyrolysis and hydrogenation processes
This dissertation aims to enhance the production of aromatic hydrocarbons in the catalytic microwave-induced pyrolysis, and maximize the production of renewable cycloalkanes for jet fuels in the hydrogenation process. In ...
CATALYTIC MICROWAVE PYROLYSIS OF BIOMASS FOR RENEWABLE PHENOLS AND FUELS
Bio-oil is an unstable intermediate and needs to be upgraded before its use. This study focused on improving the selectivity of bio-oilby catalytic pyrolysis of biomass using activated carbon (AC) catalysts. Firstly, the ...
UNDERSTANDING THE BEHAVIOR OF THE OLIGOMERIC FRACTIONS DURING PYROLYSIS OILS UPGRADING
Fast pyrolysis oils represent most viable renewable sources for production of fuels and chemicals, and they could supplement significant portion of the depleting fossil fuels in near future. Progress on their utilization ...