Location: Sustainable Biofuels and Co-Products
Project Number: 8072-41000-082-28
Start Date: Aug 15, 2014
End Date: Nov 14, 2015
The project involves activities at UFRGS and EMBRAPA Agroenergia. During the project period the ARS PI will visit UFRGS to give lectures, seminars and other educational activities related to the area of the project i.e., pyrolysis of lignocelluloses to fuels and chemicals. ARS PI will collaborate in the research of characterization of the pyrolysis products obtained from the laboratorial unit of fast pyrolysis built at GIMSCOP labs. Additionally, Ph.D. students from UFRGS will visit the ARS PI’s facilities at ARS laboratories in Wyndmoor, PA to carry out lab or pilot scale experiments of fast pyrolysis and characterization of the pyrolysis products. Experiments will include pyrolysis of solid wastes and microalgae, and post-processing of the products obtained.