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The Development of Biomass Pyrolysis in China

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

Citation:  2007 ASAE Annual Meeting  076086.(doi:10.13031/2013.23323)
Authors:   Weiming YI, Xueyuan BAI, Zhihe LI, Yongjun LI, Lihong, WANG, Nana, WANG
Keywords:   Biomass Energy, Pyrolysis, Agricultural Residues

Before 1980's, the biomass resources were combusted directly for cooking and heating for households in the rural area in China. The energy efficiency was lower to 10% for this kind of usage. There were nearly 700 million tons of agricultural residues annually in China, of which 60 percent was used as fuel by direct combustion and 20 percent was used as feedstock and other 20 percent as fertilizer.

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