The Enhanced Catalytic Pyrolysis (EnCat) project presents and investigates a new concept for the production of high-quality bio-oil from biomass. The project is carried out within the EraNet BioEnergy programma. The project scheme is schematically given in Figure 1. The biomass will be pyrolysed in a reactor making use of deoxygenation catalysts. Simultaneously, CO2 will be captured with sorbents and via the water-gas-shift reaction in-situ hydrogen will be produced. After cleaning, the oil vapours will be mildly hydrogenated to produce a high-quality bio-oil. The high-quality oil will be used for combustion tests in both a diesel engine and a gas turbine for combined power and heat generation.


9.00-9.15            Introduction ENCAT-project (Gerrit Brem, UTwente – project coordinator)

9.15-9.35            Biomass feedstock quality improvement by leaching of alkaline and alkaline earth metals (Thomas Brunner, BIOS)

9.35-9.55            Catalytic pyrolysis for in-situ deoxygenation (Devy K. Ratnasari, KTH)

9.55-10.15          Sorption enhanced catalytic pyrolysis (Harsha Mysore Prabhakara, UTwente)

10.15-10.35        Characterization and hydrogenation of pyrolysis oil (Agata Czardybon, IChPW)

10.35-10.45        BREAK

10.45-11.05        Combustion of pyrolysis oil in the OPRA gas turbine (Thijs Bouten, OPRA)

11.05-11.25        Atomization and combustion of pyrolysis oil in a gas turbine (Artur Pozarlik, UTwente)

11.25-11.45        System design and analysis of the overall ENCAT process (Anton Bijl)

11.45-12.00        Concluding remarks (Gerrit Brem)

12.00-12.30        chat session

12.30                   END of webinar

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