Presentation Poster at BioEnergy Australia Conference, November 14 - 15th, 2016, Brisbane, Australia.
Production of fuels from renewable feedstocks and wastes is a potential solution to reducing the environmental impacts of fossil fuel use. The major challenges in converting cellulosic biomass to "drop-in" liquid fuels are related to the feedstock properties. Biomass has high oxygen content, high water content, a fibrous molecular structure and many feedstocks contain the presence of alkali salts in relatively high percentages. Fast pyrolysis is a potentially promising thermochemical method of producing renewable fuels and chemicals from biomass and waste feedstocks.