BIO-OIL - CLIMATE-FRIENDLY BLACK GOLD
Will it really happen – the end of combustion engines by 2035? Not necessarily, because fuels can also be obtained from our bio-oil! This is demonstrated by KIT (Karlsruhe) with its “reFuels – rethinking fuels” project launched in 2019. In the bioliq® entrained flow gasification plant, for example, bio-oil has already been successfully converted into a gas and converted into gasoline and diesel according to the Fischer-Tropsch principle since 2013.
A great pilot project – thanks to regenerative reFuels, instead of eFuels, Germany can continue to have “fuel running in its blood”. This way our green electricity isn’t solely consumed by the transport sector!
What is Bio Oil?
A black, viscous oil with good pumpability and storage stability at about 30°C. The quantity produced and the associated calorific value are considerable: for example, about 25% of the original wood calorific value is converted into pyrolysis oil. For a Kombi Power system with 770 kW electrical power and 7000 full load hours, this is approx. 930,000 kg per year!The calorific value of oil varies slightly depending on the water content and is about 2/3 compared to electric heating oil.
The laboratory BDI from Graz could already examine 200 liters of our bio-oil for the applicability in bio-refineries and found out that it shows good boiling behavior. Our research projects revealed a number of other possible applications, such as direct use in slow-running large engines or as a base material for biophenols in the chemical industry.
The pyrolysis oil is conventionally used in the Kombi Power System to provide heat and for post-combustion of engine exhaust gases. However, the system can be easily modified to store the pyrolysis oil temporarily and deliver it externally if required. Feel free to contact us about possible clients.
Opportunities for pyrolysis oil
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