Copenhagen Denmark – June 16, 2017 – Steeper Energy Aps, a Danish-Canadian clean-fuel company, has contributed a paper titled “Fundamentals of Hydrofaction™: Renewable crude oil from woody biomass” to the December 2017 Issue 4 (vol. 7) of Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery. The issue is edited by Dr. Frédéric Vogel and is focused on Hydrothermal Liquefaction.
Solid, liquid, and gaseous fuels, produced from biomass in a sustainable way, can help to mitigate global warming and to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels. To improve the possibilities of biomass to be used within our energy system, new approaches and innovative technological solutions are needed. The great challenge is to use even very unfavorable organic matter—e.g., waste streams—in a technically sound, environmentally reasonable, and economically viable manner. Hydrothermal processes, the focus of this topical issue, are such an option. These thermo-chemical conversion processes are very similar to geochemical and geophysical processes responsible for the formation of fossil fuels.
Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery Volume 7, Issue 4 is available from Springer Link at https://link.springer.com/journal/13399/7/4 with Fundamentals of Hydrofaction™: Renewable crude oil from woody biomass available at https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13399-017-0248-8.