Comment on Trondheim paper

Yuen, Alexander, de Nys, Rocky, Masters, Anthony F., Maschmeyer, Thomas, and Haynes, Brian S. (2015) Comment on Trondheim paper. Algal Research, 9. p. 322.

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In a recent paper by Bach et al. (Fast hydrothermal liquefaction of a Norwegian macro-alga: Screening tests, doi:10.1016/j.algal.2014.05.009) [1] up to 79% bio-oil yield is reported from the hydrothermal liquefaction of an aqueous slurry of Laminaria saccharina (1:10 seaweed: water). This surprising result is attributed to the effects of rapid heating. However, it appears that there are significant mass balance errors in the data as reported and that the claimed high yield cannot be accepted as reliable.

Item ID: 56257
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 2211-9264
Keywords: fast hydrothermal liquefaction, macro-algae, seaweed, direct liquefaction, high-throughput screening
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Funders: Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF), University of Sydney (US)
Projects and Grants: SIEF RP03-028
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2018 07:49
FoR Codes: 10 TECHNOLOGY > 1003 Industrial Biotechnology > 100302 Bioprocessing, Bioproduction and Bioproducts @ 100%
SEO Codes: 85 ENERGY > 8505 Renewable Energy > 850501 Biofuel (Biomass) Energy @ 100%
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