Rapid pyrolosis biofuel with increased energy density


Patent Pending in Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Europe and US.

US Patent


The technology provides significantly improved methods for converting biomass, including woody biomass, and spent pulping/fractionation liquors, into highly deoxygenated fuels and chemicals.


The feedstock is treated with an alkali formate which is then heated and distilled, condensing the vapor product to form a pyrolysis oil that contains less than 30% oxygen by weight.  Lower oxygen content results in biofuel with higher energy density.

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Kris Burton
Technology Commercialization Manager
University of Maine
M. Clayton Wheeler
William Desisto
Adriaan Van Heiningen
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