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Finnish consortium to develop catalytic pyrolysis technology for advanced lignocellulosic fuels

9:18 AM MDT | March 12, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

UPM (Helsinki), Fortum (Espoo, Finland), and Valmet (Helsinki) have joined forces to develop a technology to produce advanced high-value lignocellulosic fuels, such as transportation fuels or higher-value biobased liquids, UPM announced. The collaborators seek to develop and commercialize catalytic pyrolysis technology for upgrading biobased oil. The five-year project is called LignoCat, signifying lignocellulosic fuels by catalytic pyrolysis. Pyrolysis technology is the most competitive route to produce advanced lignocellulosic biofuels, according to several...

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