Thermochemical Processing of Agroforestry biomass for furans, phenols, cellose and essential oils

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  • Published: 24 Nov 2006

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The aim of this research was to optimise the fast pyrolysis process on Australian hardwood and then to assess the effect of scale through construction and optimisation of a development scale process plant. A second aim was to improve the viability of Eucalyptus oil extraction through improvement of recovery efficiency. Eucalyptus oil is high-value and is derived from some Australian agroforestry species. However, the efficiency of oil recovery depends on the distillation technique. To move beyond the traditional pharmaceutical market, more efficient extraction is required in order to compete with industrial solvents derived from other materials.