Pyrolysis oil

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This article is about synthetic liquid fuel extracted by pyrolysis from biomass. For other uses, see Pyrolysis oil (disambiguation).

Pyrolysis oil, sometimes also known as biocrude or biooil, is a synthetic fuel under investigation as substitute for petroleum. It is extracted by biomass to liquid technology of destructive distillation from dried biomass in a reactor at temperature of about 500°C with subsequent cooling. Pyrolytic oil (or bio-oil) is a kind of tar and normally contains too high levels of oxygen to be a hydrocarbon. As such it is distinctly different from similar petroleum products.


There have been few standards efforts so far for pyrolysis oil; one of the few is from ASTM.[1]

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  1. ^ Standard Specification for Pyrolysis Liquid Biofuel

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