Pyrolysis experiments are carried out in a fully controlled, semi-continuously operated set-up designed by G. Yildiz and W. Prins and constructed by Sustainable Process Technology (STP) laboratory of University of Twente (Enschede, The Netherlands). The pyrolysis set-up, namely; PY-Reactor, enables the production of bio-oil samples (typically ~50 g/run) suitable for a full characterization. Three types of biomass fast pyrolysis experiments can be performed in this system, viz. non-catalytic (sand as the heat carrier), in-situ catalytic (mixtures of sand and catalyst as heat carrier) and ex-situ catalytic (vapour phase upgrading via fixed catalyst beds) fast pyrolysis experiments.

If you would like to test the pyrolysis product outcome of your biomass feedstock, please contact our department via the following link.

PY Reactor