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EUBCE 2021 - Katie CHONG - The Net-Zero Potential of Bio-Gas Fast Pyrolysis for the Agricultural Sector

The Net-Zero Potential of Bio-Gas Fast Pyrolysis for the Agricultural Sector

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Alternative Renewable Fuels and Hydrogen

Improving Efficiencies of Power and Methane Processes

The Net-Zero Potential of Bio-Gas Fast Pyrolysis for the Agricultural Sector

Short Introductive summary

This project investigates the potential of bio-gas fast pyrolysis to produce hydrogen and high-quality carbon materials. This opens a range of possibilities for Anaerobic Digestion (AD) to achieve enhanced and even net-negative Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions for the agricultural sector, in decentralised locations without the need for geological storage of CO2 or the infrastructure that entails. Furthermore, increased revenues through the sale of hydrogen and carbon materials such as graphite might prove more profitable than biomethane or heat and power typically produced in plants at present. Despite its high potential, this conversion pathway is underexplored, and there are significant uncertainties around its technical feasibility, the characteristics of the process at relevant scale and context, and the conditions under which the pathway might achieve environmental and economic benefits.

Presenter

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Katie CHONG

Aston University, Chemical Engineering Dpt.

Presenter's biography

Dr Chong is chemical engineer with significant industrial experience. Her work focusses on accessible techno-economic analysis tools for non-scientific users and the thermochemical conversion of biomass.

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Co-authors:

K.J. Chong, Aston University, Birmingham, UNITED KINGDOM
S.W. Banks, Aston University, Birmingham, UNITED KINGDOM
S. Cooper, Bath University, UNITED KINGDOM

Session reference: 5CO.10.4